Welcome to the Ruby Halloween Blog Hop!

Are you a Junior Mints fan who prefers to satisfy your craving with more than those little mini-boxes at Halloween or those mega-size servings at the movies? Here’s a Junior Mints Brownie recipe that’s a treat for any day of the year: 1 Box Brownie Mix + all listed ingredients 1 extra egg 2 Tablespoons milk 1 3.5 ounce box of Junior Mints (chopped) 2 drops of mint extract 2 cups of powdered sugar 3 Tablespoons of HOT water Preheat oven, prepare pan and brownie mix according to package instructions. Add the extra egg and milk. Stir well. Gently add the chopped Junior Mints. Bake according to directions. Cool, then drizzle with glaze. Glaze: Stir hot water into powdered sugar and a drop or two of mint extract. Add another tablespoon of hot water if the glaze is too thick to drizzle well. Serve with ice cream and a garnishment of additional Junior Mints. I mean, why not?In my soon-to-be released Sunnyside Christmas, two high school friends are reunited after many years in a scene that features my Halloween fave.

Bracing herself against the biting wind, Becca opened the backdoor for Maddie. Laden with packages in both arms and a covered dish in her hands, Maddie was bundled up like an Eskimo. She stomped her snow-covered boots on the welcome mat. “Help.”

“Wow, look at you! You look like one of Santa’s elves.” Becca took the baking dish from her friend and pulled her across the threshold. “Come on in out of the cold.”

Now that Maddie’s hands were free, she brushed her hood off her head to reveal a red velvet Santa’s hat covering her bald head. “I’m so glad to see you! You look great.”

“Thanks, you, too!.” Becca lied, blinking to keep her eyes from misting over at her friend’s fragile appearance. “Love the hat. What all have you got here? I told you not to bring anything.”

Maddie waved the comment away. “I didn’t want to cook real food for you since you’re a famous chef now, but brownies are my comfort food and guilty pleasure these days. I tried to think of what kind of brownies you’d most like.”

“Salted caramel?” Becca lifted a corner of the plastic lid for a peek, but Maddie swatted her hand away.

“When we were in high school and went to the movies, we always got those big ol’ boxes of…” She shrugged out of her coat and hung it on a peg by the back door.
“Junior Mints!” Becca ripped the lid off the container and leaned down for a giant whiff. “You made me Junior Mints brownies? You’re the best friend ever.”

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Thanks for stopping by the Ruby Halloween Blog Hop! Up next: Rita Henuber

Be sure to visit each of the authors, make a list of all the favorite Halloween candies, and enter to win the $100 grand prize!

After you’ve visited everyone, send a list of all the candies in an email to: laraarcherromance at gmail dot com
with Ruby Halloween Blog Hop in the subject line.

Here is the complete list of participating authors:

Heather McCollumTamara HoganAutumn JordonShelley CoriellJulia DayJennifer Bray Weber – Jacie Floyd – Rita HenuberKate ParkerKatie GraykowskiLara ArcherHope Ramsay  – Kim LawVivi AndrewsDiana LayneDarynda Jones