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Dancing Dark Shadows With White Magic Wands

Halloween Shadows Start To Appear Above The Rooftops

Pumpkins and White Magic Wands

Highwood Illinois Community Spirit Flies High

The City of Highwood, Illinois was ready to make pumpkin carving history, as host of the Great Pumpkin Fest of 2010. The four-day festival brought people together in an attempt to break the Guinness Book World Record for the most jack-o-lanterns lit in one location.

Scaffold Planks Of Jack-O-Lanterns

Pumpkin World Record?

According to Highwood Alderman Eric Faldberg the total was 26,287.

Alas, the record is still 30,128 set in Boston, Massachusetts.

But they’re going for it next year…that’s the true American Spirit!

You gotta love it!

You Can Grow A 910 Pound Pumpkin From a Tiny Seed… At Home

All you need is a few witches, ghosts, pumpkins, magic wands, some pumpkin cookies and white chocolate pretzel treats.

Witches In Waiting

Pumpkin Sugar Cookies

White Magic Wands Out of the Pumpkin Hat

White Chocolate Magic Wands

1 package white chocolate chips

1 package pretzel rods

1 jar candy decorating sprinkles

Parchment paper or waxed paper

Place white chocolate in glass bowl in microwave 30 seconds, take out, stir, put back in microwave 15-30 more seconds until all the white chocolate chips have lost their shape. Dip pretzel rods in white chocolate and swirl to coat tops. Roll in candy sprinkles. Place on parchment paper to cool.

Dip, Roll and Cool


White Magic Wands

Or bags of White Chocolate Pretzel Treats.

Same recipe, but with regular pretzels. And you have  to put these in cellophane bags with bows…

White Chocolate Pretzel Treats

Happy Yet?


And Keep Dancing!!!


9 thoughts on “Dancing Dark Shadows With White Magic Wands

  1. Better to try, think of all of those happy faces that contributed to their effort, all 26,287.
    There is always next year Highwood, if everyone who reads this participates and forwards it to a friend who will partcipate, and so on ….Happy Halloween!

  2. Maddy and Joe made these as their culinary contribution to a Thanksgiving/holiday party and they were a big hit.
    They loved being able to make them themselves (no stove required!)
    Joe was referring to them as ‘wizard wands’

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