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Inspiration Challenge: October {Halloween Candy}

Another inspiration challenge is upon us. In honor of Halloween,Stephanie and I chose Halloween Candy as our theme. Being that I love candy I had many choices to choose from. I narrowed it down to Almond Joy and Butterfinger. Let me show you which one I chose.

When I saw these Butterfinger Halloween pumpkins in the store I immediately knew that this would be my challenge candy. I already knew before I picked a candy that I didn’t want to try and recreate the wrapper but instead I wanted to recreate the candy itself.

Let me show you how I did it.

First, I dyed my dough orange with AmeriColor orange food coloring gel.

Then, I cut out my pumpkin shapes and used a chopstick to make the facial features.

I used an up and down pouncing motion to get the details.

Finally, I used the end of a paintbrush to make the grooves in the pumpkin. I dragged the paintbrush across the cookie.

Do you want to know something funny? When I bit into the candy they weren’t as orange inside as I thought they would be. Oh well I decided to make the insides of my candy look like traditional Butterfinger candies.

Here’s a video I made to show you how I decorated the cookies.

Now head on over to Ellie’s Bites Decorated Cookies to look at Stephanie’s cookies. Aren’t her M&M’s so cool? I love them.

Thanks for stopping by today. Don’t forget that you have the whole month of October to post your Halloween candy pics using the link-up below. I’m excited to see what you come up with. I’m also very excited about next month’s challenge “Show Me Your State”. We want to see the state you live in represented in cookies. The skies the limit on this next challenge. You do not have to be limited to your state symbols. Tell us about your state through cookies.


  1. Very cute!

  2. I love these Melissa! They turned out great…..I can not wait to show Collin tonight….he will want me to make them! Hopefully I will get my candy cookies done tonight…and will be linking them!


  3. Oh my gosh, Melissa you have the sweetest voice. Love your pumpkins.

  4. As always- your skills amaze me. When I am feeling better I hope to make some cookies for fun. I have been making a lot of cupcakes lately and miss cookies!

  5. Paintbrush = Genius! I wish I had seen your tutorial before I made mine, lol! Butterfingers are my favorite, too. There is something about crunchy peanut butter covered in chocolate, yum! I love the pumpkin, and I think adding cocoa to the RI is perfect… you still get the chocolatey taste without the coating melting all over your hands!

  6. Oh man now I’m craving a Butterfinger. Thanks a lot Melissa! LOL

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