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home > recipes > candy / snacks > halloween critters in the hay
yields 4 quarts 1 1/2 cup Sugar 1 cup Light corn syrup 2 tb Butter 1 1/2 ts Pumpkin pie spice 1 ts Vanilla 1/2 ts Salt 1/2 ts Green food color(optional) 3 1/2 qt Popped popcorn; remove any unpopped kernels 1 cup Candy corn Licorice ropes;black wooden picks small black gum drops or other small black candies red decorating icing tiny red jaw-breakers candy wormshape candies In Dutch oven, bring sugar, corn syrup and butter to a boil; boil 2 1/2 minutes. Stir in pumpkin pie spice,vanilla,salt and food coloring (if desired) mix until evenly colored. Add popcorn and toss until evenly coated. Spread popcorn mixture in a single layer on greased sheets of foil and allow to cool and harden. Break into bite-size pieces and mix with candy corn in a wide shallow bowl; set aside. To make spiders, cut licorice into 2 inch lengths. To make legs, starting at one end, make three 1/2 inch to 3/4 inch cuts to make four legs. Repeat cuts at opposite end. Leave about 1/2 inch in center uncut. Gently pull legs apart and curl down. Push wooden pick through center of body, leaving about 1/4 inch exposed on top. Push one gumdrop onto exposed pick to make a body. Using writing tip of decorating icing, squeeze two small dots of icing into gumdrops. Press jaw-breakers into icing to make eyes. Place"spiders" and worm-shaped candies in popcorn. Remove wooden picks before eating. Makes 4 quarts.

Halloween Critters in the Hay


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(posted October 11, 2004)

yields 4 quarts

1 1/2 cup
Sugar
1 cup
Light corn syrup
2 tb
Butter
1 1/2 ts
Pumpkin pie spice
1 ts
Vanilla
1/2 ts
Salt
1/2 ts
Green food color(optional)
3 1/2 qt Popped popcorn; remove any
unpopped kernels
1 cup
Candy corn
Licorice ropes;black
wooden picks
small black gum drops or other small black candies
red decorating
icing
tiny red jaw-breakers
candy
wormshape candies

In
Dutch oven, bring sugar,
corn syrup and butter to a boil; boil 2 1/2 minutes. Stir in pumpkin pie spice,vanilla,salt and food coloring (if desired) mix until evenly colored. Add popcorn and toss until evenly coated. Spread popcorn mixture in a single layer on greased sheets of foil and allow to cool and harden. Break into bite-size pieces and mix with candy corn in a wide shallow bowl; set aside. To make spiders, cut licorice into 2 inch lengths. To make legs, starting at one end, make three 1/2 inch to 3/4 inch cuts to make four legs. Repeat cuts at opposite end. Leave about 1/2 inch in center uncut. Gently pull legs apart and curl down. Push wooden pick through center of body, leaving about 1/4 inch exposed on top. Push one gumdrop onto exposed pick to make a body. Using writing tip of decorating icing, squeeze two small dots of icing into gumdrops. Press jaw-breakers into icing to make eyes. Place"spiders" and worm-shaped candies in popcorn. Remove wooden picks before eating. Makes 4 quarts.


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