Halloween Recipes

Halloween Recipes and Cooking Ideas

Friday, February 13, 2009

Our Halloween parties went off without a hitch for 2008! We had three parties, one for our office staff, one for friends and one on Halloween night for the trick-or-treaters. We had a variety of food, everything from snacks to full blown meals. Coming up with ideas was a little tricky but we found some great ideas at Wanda's Halloween Recipes , there's all kinds of food, treat and meal recipes there. One of our favorite recipes to make during the Halloween season is Classic Caramel Popcorn. Here's the recipe we'd like to share with you! It's great to make and set around in bowls for your guests to snack on during your party.

14 cups popped popcorn
2 cups sugar (packed)
1 cup butter
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda

Combine the sugar, butter, corn syrup and salt in a saucepan and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Once it begins to boil, stop stirring for 5 minutes, or until mixture reaches 255 degrees on a candy thermometer. (You may have to adjust according to altitude and humidity). Remove from heat and stir in baking soda. The mixture will start to foam, so stir well until blended.

Make your popcorn ahead of time, pop the popcorn either in a hot air popper or microwave. Once you have popped the pop-corn, remove any un-popped kernels. Now place the popcorn in a large, buttered metal bowl.
Pour the hot mixture over the pop-corn and toss gently with well buttered forks to distribute evenly.
Spread onto 2 un-greased baking sheets and bake at 200 degrees for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. if it starts to look too golden it may be time to take it out! Oven temperatures vary not only with model but with altitude, so you'll have to adjust time accordingly.

Remove the caramel corm from the oven and allow to cool completely. Once cool, break it into clusters, and store in a tightly covered container. For a Halloween party, serve on on a large serving tray or in decorative bowls. If you are having a child's party, wrap some up in treat bags.

posted by The Terrible Twosome  # 12:07 PM


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