Boo Boxes!


We were introduced to “BOOing” Prestons second Halloween.  If you aren’t familiar with being “BOOed”, it’s the fun sneaky act of leaving tricks or treats on someone's doorstep, ringing their bell and running away.  We had no idea who on earth would ring our doorbell at 8 pm on a weeknight, especially knowing we had a 1-year-old, but we were pleasantly surprised with the little treat waiting on our front step. 

Most often, when you BOO someone, you are to leave a sign which they can hang in their window that says "We've been BOOed!"  Simialr to this one from :

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Immediately, we were IN!  And unlike the rules state to return the favor to 1 of your lucky neighbors, we decided to BOO all our close pals, because...why not!?!  Here's a simple breakdown of what we included in our BOO boxes this year:

Spider Brownie Bites

Yields 22 mini-brownie bites


One of the most simple treats to create, but beautifully complex in their appearance.  Here's what you need:

1 box of Brownie Mix, any kind will work

Melting Chocolate, dark and white

Fake Spiders


Bakery Boxes

Mini or regular cupcake tins

Watch this short video on Pinterest that Safeway put together!



Yields A TON!  This all depends on what and how many ingredients you add.


This is such a cute idea and full credit goes to Brittney with @homegrowntraditions!  This trail mix is so versatile, you could really add anything you want.  See where I got my inspiration from HERE and follow Homegrown Traditions on Instagram!  Brittney also provides a free digital download for labels!  Here's what you need:

Honeycomb Cereal

Reses Pieces

Milk Duds

White Chocolate Covered Pretzels

Smart Pop

Caramel Bites

Candy Corn

Bowls, for mixing



Basically all you do is mix all your goodies in a bowl and bag it!  If you need more step-by-step instructions, Brittney has a quick 1-minute video you can follow!


Monster Cookies

Yields 44 3-inch cookies.


These cookies take me back to my childhood.  You can find Monster Cookie recipes all over the internet, but these are my favorite, hands down.
Here's what you need:

3/4 c. butter of softened
2 c. of peanut butter
1 1/3 of c. sugar
1 1/3 c. of brown sugar, packed
1 tsp. of corn syrup
1 tsp. of vanilla
2 1/2 tsp. or baking soda
4 eggs, room temperature
1 1/2 c. of m&m's
6 c. of oatmeal
Googely Eyes


Preheat oven to 350°F and using Bak-Klene ZT Nonstick Baking Spray, grease a standard pan and set it aside.  Using a stand mixer, cream together butter and peanut butter.  Add in corn syrup, vanilla, and eggs.  In a separate bowl blend together sugar, brown sugar, and baking soda.  Slowly add dry ingredients to wet ingredients until combined.  Mix in oatmeal and m&ms.  Scoop dough onto a sheet pan and flatten cookies slightly with your scoop.  (You can make any size cookie, I recommend a 1 to 2-inch scoop.  Bake at 350°F for 8-15 minutes, allowing more time for larger cookies.  Remove from oven when the edges just begin to brown.  Cool 2 minutes on cookie sheet before transferring to a cooling rack.

Once cookies have cooled completely, bag them and place googley eyes on the outside of the bag as shown.


Once you've gathered all your BOOing contents, place them in a box, label, drop them on a doorstep, ring and run!  We picked up our boxes at Target on clearance and stuffed them with cute Halloween tissue paper similar to thisHERE is another great box option on Amazon.

Happy BOOing!

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