Trick-or-Treating Safety Tips
Witches, vampires, and ghouls are not the only things to fear on Halloween. Accidents and mishaps increase on all hallows eve when kiddos trick-or-treat. To insure a safe night of Trick-or-Treating follow these safety tips:
Have adult supervision. Accompany your kids if you don’t think they’re old enough to trick-or-treat on their own.
There is safety in numbers. If they’re old enough to trick-or-treat without an adult, tell your kids to stay in a group.
Map out a plan. Designate a route before your kids begin trick-or-treating, and make sure they stick to it.
Take the long way ’round. Have your kids trick-or-treat in areas where there are a lot of people around. They should also avoid taking short-cuts through alleys and parking lots.
Try tick-or-treat-friendly homes. Ensure your kids only visit houses with lights on.
Stay outside. Make sure your kids don’t go inside someone’s house. They can get their candy from the porch.
Remain visible. Dress your kids in a bright costume so others can see them. If their costume is dark, have your kids wear reflective strips or carry a glow stick or flashlight.
Remember, shorter = safer. Goes without saying but just in case you forget, ensure your kids’ costumes aren’t so long that they can trip over them.
Don’t cover the face. Instead of masks, have your kids wear make-up so they can see better.
Quality-check treats. Check your kids’ candy before they eat it. Throw out any candy that is not in its original wrapper or looks like it has been tampered with.
Say “no” to strangers. Tell your kids to never accept a ride or go anywhere with a stranger.
Obey the law. Encourage your kids to follow all the regular rules for walking around. That includes looking both ways before crossing, obeying all traffic laws and using cross walks and crossing lights where available.
Have a great time! Finally, make sure your kids have tons of fun and get lots and lots of candy.
Source: Tips adapted from Kaboose.com
REESE’S PIECES Peanut Crunch
9 cups toasted rice cereal
1 cups packed brown sugar
¼ cup (4 Tablespoons) butter
¼ cup (4 Tablespoons) peanut butter
¼ cup light corn syrup
¼ teaspoon baking soda
1 heaping cup dry roasted peanuts
1 heaping cup REESE’S PIECES
In a large microwave-safe bowl, add the cereal and set aside.
In a large (at least 2 cups) microwave-safe measuring cup, add the brown sugar, butter, peanut butter and corn syrup. Microwave for 1 minute on high. Stir the mixture and then return it to the microwave to cook for 1 more minute.
Stir in the baking soda. Then pour the mixture over the cereal and toss until combined.
Microwave the mixture on High for 5 minutes, stirring and scraping the bowl after every minute.
Cool 5 minutes; stir in the peanuts and REESE’S PIECES. Spread the mixture on waxed paper to cool. Store in an airtight container.
Source: adapted from this recipe
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