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Halloween DIY: Recipes and zombie makeup

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Halloween dipped marshmallow treats

Ingredients:

25 Large Marshmallows

1 cup chocolate chips

1/2 cup candy sprinkles

1 teaspoon vegetable oil

25 sip stick straws

wax paper

Directions:

Line a baking sheet with wax paper and stick straws into the center of the marshmallows, and fill a bowl with the sprinkles.

Next, melt the chocolate chips in a small microwave-safe bowl according the directions on the package. Now STIR! Some of the morsels will keep their shape, and it is up to you to whip them into a liquidy warm goodness. Add the oil while you’re stirring to keep it fluid.

Now, dip the marshmallows halfway into the melted chocolate, shake off the excess, and then roll in the bowl of spinkles. Place your new treats on the wax paper and let sit for 30 minutes before eating, or just devour the whole hot mess right away!

Vegan pumpkin whipped cream

Ingredients:

2 cans of full-fat coconut milk

8 oz. unsweetened pumpkin puree

1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

2-3 drops of vanilla stevia drops

pinch of sea salt

Directions:

Chill the coconut milk in your fridge overnight, then remove it and turn the can over, opening it from the bottom.

Drain the excess coconut milk (Save it! This is amazing in smoothies.) Put the solid cream from the can in a mixing bowl and whip it (whip it good!) until it starts to firm up.

Add the rest of the ingredients and continue to whip until you have the telltale soft, fluffy consistency of whipped cream. This can be used to top hot chocolate, for dipping fruit, filling vegan deserts, or for just licking off the spoon!

Super-easy zombie costume

It’s fall 2012 and the zombie craze is alive and well. With a drug store makeup kit and a little time, anyone can create what will surely be this Halloween’s costume of choice.

The key to good zombie makeup is to mix the colors.

For a sickly pallor, mix a dash of black cream makeup with a larger portion of white cream makeup, and apply all over your face and down your neck.

For bruises, start with a base of purple, and then blend yellow on top. This also works when applied in circles under the eyes to achieve a sunken look.

For bites, use the same technique while adding red into the mix. Smear a liberal amount of red and purple around your mouth—you are constantly munching on human flesh, after all.

Finally, cut a slit in a packet of fake blood and slide across your face while squeezing slightly, letting the blood drip elegantly and eerily.

Now drag your feet, add a hunger fueled moan and you are ready to join the rest of the walking dead this Halloween!

 

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