What makes you stalk the grocery stores, gourmet stores, convenience stores, and general retailers looking for that ultimate sign the fall/Halloween season has arrived?
I love seeing anything with pumpkins on the label and I did see Pepperidge Farm Pumpkin Spice Milanos last week! They probably aren't my favorite seasonal treat but I loved seeing them just the same.
I have to say, I have a real weakness for PS Hershey Kisses. They are fantastic for baking with! And of course, Reeses Pumpkins can't be beat. But I have to say, what really signifies the season is the sight of candy corn and mellowcreme pumpkins! They are just so classic!
Pour pure apple cider in a crockpot.
Sprinkle in 2 teaspoons of Ceylon cinnamon (don't use sticks, get the good stuff).
Clove the entire surface of one orange with about 50 cloves. Slice the orange into about 3 pieces. Add to crockpot.
Keep on low for three hours, remove lid, scent entire house, drink in Halloween-appropriate mugs.
I think it's Russell Stover candies that make them, but they are the individually packaged chocolate covered pumpkins that have a marshmallow or caramel/marshmallow filling. Oh, I like those! I only eat a couple a season, but they are a nice little treat!
I also like the Reese's Peanut Butter Pumpkins too. Something about the pumpkin shape just makes me happy!
Also for fall, I find myself wanting to eat more apple-type things, so I make apple cinnamon muffins a good bit, or pumpkin pecan bread. I'm also a huge fan of apple cider (pasteurized!) and we tend to buy that pretty often as it gets a little cooler outside.
Madam Leota - I believe I made a pumpkin spice fudge one year when that flavor of Hershey kisses came out! I found the recipe online, so I'm sure it's on Pinterest or you can google it. You use a lot of the kisses & some condensed milk, if I remember correctly.
Reading some of the other responses, I remembered something really great - Target's grocery brand, Market Pantry, makes these AWESOME pumpkin cheesecake sandwich cookies! I can't believe I forgot about them - they are really, really good. I bought them on a whim for the first time to have for a playdate gathering (thought the other moms would like them), and I ate like 6 with my coffee and then started hoping that the rest wouldn't get eaten so I could have them ALL TO MYSELF! Mwah ha ha ha ha!
In general I love candy so Halloween is always a good thing for me But I love a Pumpkin Spice Latte and Apple Cider. Sometimes we add a little apple pie moonshne to the apple cider and it is pretty yummy.
I used to look forward to pumpkin spice coffees but recently discovered I can mix my own whenever I want. I put any coffee,creamer,flavoring,splenda,coconut oil and butter into a blender and it whips into a frothy cappachino!
Does anyone know when Starbucks is bringing back the pumpkin spice lattes? I haven't had one in a few years but they are good. I tried the Starbucks mix they sold in stores last year and it just wasn't the same.