HALLOWEEN WITH CREOPEOPLE

What do we do with Halloween?  This question is often asked and there are many opinions out there.  For us, it always comes down to impact and influence, using every opportunity for the gospel.
We believe in the voice of our people, and Marie Lee shares her thoughts on Halloween, and shares a tasty for you or your Small Group to do together.  Some of our CreoPeople got together to test it out.

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Every year I wonder: “As a Christian, should I celebrate Halloween?”

I run through the gamut of theological arguments both for and against celebrating Halloween, and it is difficult to decide which one is right because they both proffer very reasonable perspectives.

Unfortunately, I always end up in the same place. Undecided. But this year, in light of what’s been going on around the world — the natural disasters and human-inflicted tragedies, I’m acutely reminded that our time here is short. Make it count.

So the reason why I’m participating in Halloween is not important, in fact, Halloween is not important. But I want to make every opportunity count for God. I want to make His name known, to bring glory to His name and to bring people into His love.

I want to have fun with my kids, to see their faces light up when we bake together, to see their hearts grow when they share their homemade treats with their friends, to share the love and joy that we have that comes with living life together.

Baking Halloween treats seems like a good enough reason to do just that.

Bake these treats with your crew, your Small Group or for your friends, and use this Halloween to share the light in the darkness, and spread joy, hope and love in these troubled times.

Peace out.

 

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Rice Krispie Treat Monsters

Ingredients

For the Rice Krispie Treats:

    •       ¼ cup Butter

    •       1 Bag Large Marshmallows (approximately 40 marshmallows)

    •       ½ teaspoon Vanilla Extract

    •       6 cups Rice Krispies

For the Monster Coating:

    •       Candy Melts (Pink, Orange, Blue and Vibrant Green)

    •       Candy Eyes (Small, Medium and Large)

    •       Cooking Oil

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Instructions

For the Rice Krispie Treats:

    1      Spray a 9" x 13" baking pan with cooking spray.

    2      In a large pot, melt the butter over low heat until melted.

    3      Add the marshmallows and stir until completely melted and combined with the butter.

    4      Remove from the heat and add the vanilla extract and the Rice Krispies. Stir to combine.

    5      Pour the mixture into the baking pan. Using a spatula sprayed with cooking spray gently press down until the pan is evenly coated.

    6      Allow to cool until firm.

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For the Monster Coating:

    1      Melt approximately 1 cup of candy melts in a small bowl in the microwave at 50% power for 1 minute. Stir and then continue microwaving at 50% power for 30 seconds at a time until completely melted.

    2      Add approximately ½ teaspoon to 2 teaspoons cooking oil (the more you add the smoother the finish, but go slowly) to the melted candy melts and stir to combine.

    3      Dip the Rice Krispie Treats in the candy melts and set on parchment paper.

    4      Gently press the candy eyes into the candy melt coating to create your monster faces. Gently push the eyes slightly up towards the top of the monster's "head" to create upper eye lids.

    5      Allow to cool at room temperature for approximately 40 minutes or until candy melts have completely hardened.

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