Every year my kids get so excited for Halloween. I mean it’s a kid’s dream come true to dress up as their favorite character, and get candy in a fun little bucket. I mean who doesn’t want that right? We normally don’t go to scary parties or anything because this mama can’t even get through a scary movie, so this year we thought it would be fun for our kids to have a little get together that is all about cute pumpkins and having fun!
This DIY Halloween Candy Door Hanger is the perfect way to greet your guests, with a handful of candy! This also serves as a great way to let trick or treaters grab a piece if you are going to be gone for the night. I remember last year my son was ver concerned that other kids wouldn’t be able to get candy from us while we were out trick or treating, so this year we are covered. We can hang this cute little guy on the door for all the little kids. And since it’s on a chalkboard you can write them a little message!
Let’s make one!
– Chalkboard (this one is from Michaels)
– Half Pumpkin (also from Michaels)
– Wood Burning Tool with razor blade attachment
– 1/2” Screw and Drill
– 1/2” Nail and Hammer
– Black and White Paint and Paintbrushes
First, I drew out a smiley face on the pumpkin with pencil. Making sure to leave enough room at the bottom so I could actually fill it with Hershey’s candy.
Once I drew my smiley face I used my wood burner took with the razor blade attachment to cut out the mouth area. Because it is hot, please be extremely careful, go slow, and pay close attention to what you are doing.
After the mouth was cut out I decided to paint on the eyes. I traced out some eyes with a pencil and used paint brushes and daubers to get the nice clean white circle.
Next I had to mount the pumpkin to the chalkboard. Since there is a hanger on the back of the pumpkin I just screwed the screw in to the top center of the chalkboard and hung the pumpkin up. But since I am putting candy in it I needed the bottom to be secure as well. Since I didn’t want to go the permanent route with super glue, being that I would probably reuse it, I decided to just hang it straight on the board with the screw.
To secure the bottom I decided to hammer a nail in slightly and then with the pumpkin being foam I was able to just slip the pumpkin edge right over the nail to hold it in place. The head end of the nail actually penetrated into the foam.
Now all that’s left is to fill it with seasonal favorites from Hershey that include chocolate assortment variety bags with a little something for everyone, Reese’s Peanut Butter Pumpkins, Kit Kat® bars and Cadbury Screme Eggs.
We loved having the new and classic Hershey candy that can help transform any Halloween party from normal to paranormal. We are ready to go!
Then once all your guests have arrived I have a fun treat you can serve up for them. Everyone is sure to love it!
- ¾ cup unsweetened Hershey's Cocoa Powder
- ½ tsp baking soda
- ⅓ cup vegetable oil
- ½ cup boiling water
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 eggs
- ⅓ cup vegetable oil
- 1⅓ cups all purpose flour
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- ¼ tsp salt
- Reese's Peanut Butter Pumpkins
- Heat oven to 350, grease and flour an 8in square pan. If you double the recipe use a 9x13 pan.
- In a large bowl stir cocoa and baking soda. Add ⅓ cup of vegetable oil and boiling water. Mix until will blended and thickened.
- Stir in the sugar, eggs, and remaining oil.
- Finally add the flour, vanilla, and salt. Mix well until all of the flour is absorbed. Spread half of the batter evenly into the pan.
- Layer your Reese's Peanut Butter Pumpkins across the top and press down into the batter.
- Cover Peanut Butter Pumkins with remaining batter.
- Bake in the oven for about 45 minutes, but always check at 30 min. Time may vary if doubling recipe.
- Allow to cool before cutting.
- Serve and enjoy
Now all that’s left to do is enjoy your party! :)
Have a beautiful day!!