Halloween Favorites!

October 29, 2009 at 4:05 am | Posted in Recipes | 1 Comment
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I love fall and seeing kids of all ages dressed up to enjoy themselves at Halloween has always been such fun to watch! I also enjoy baking treats this time of year, so I’m listing some of my favorites and I hope you get inspired to do some baking yourself! These are really easy and fun to make. So put on your Meggie Mae Apron and start baking up some delightful treats!

Candy Apples

Ingredients
1 large bag of Kraft Caramels
12 chopsticks, wooden skewers, or Popsicle sticks
12 medium Granny Smith apples
Assorted decorations-these are what make the apples so delicious and beautiful! (such as chopped nuts, dried apricots and dried cranberries, toffee bits, mini M&M’s and candy sprinkles)
Melted dark, milk and/or white chocolates caramel_apples
Directions:
Melt the caramels in a double boiler. Stir with wooden spatula or spoon over medium-low heat until completely melted. While caramel cools, line 2 baking sheets with foil; butter foil. Push 1 chopstick into stem end of each apple. Set up decorations and melted chocolates. Holding chopstick, dip 1 apple into 200°F caramel, submerging all but very top of apple. Lift apple out, allowing excess caramel to drip back into bowl. Turn apple caramel side up and hold for several seconds to help set caramel around apple. Place coated apple on prepared foil. Repeat with remaining apples and caramel, spacing apples apart (caramel will pool on foil). Chill apples on sheets until caramel is partially set, about 15 minutes. Lift 1 apple from foil. Using hand, press pooled caramel around apple; return to foil. Repeat with remaining apples. Firmly press decorations into caramel; return each apple to foil. Or dip caramel-coated apples into melted chocolate, allowing excess to drip off, then roll in nuts or candy. Or drizzle melted chocolate over caramel-coated apples and sprinkle with decorations. Chill until decorations are set, about 1 hour. Cover and chill up to 3 days.

Popcorn Balls

Ingredients
3/4 cup light corn syrup pa0913_popcornballs_med
1/4 cup margarine
2 teaspoons cold water
2 cups confectioners’ sugar
1 cup marshmallows
1 tsp. vanilla
3 bags of microwave popcorn

Directions:
In a saucepan over medium heat, combine the corn syrup, margarine, cold water, confectioners’ sugar and marshmallows. Heat and stir until the mixture comes to a boil. Add the 1 tsp. Vanilla. Carefully combine the ½ the hot mixture with ½ the popcorn, coating each kernel. Combine the remaining ½ of the hot mixture with the remaining ½ of the popcorn in a separate bowl for easy mixing. Grease hands with vegetable shortening and quickly shape the coated popcorn into balls before it cools. Wrap with cellophane or plastic wrap and store at room temperature.

White Chocolate Dipped Pretzel Rods

These are so easy and look great on a buffet table! Terrific for all holidays, just change the type of decorations!

Ingredients
1 large bag of pretzel rods 1
6 oz. White dipping chocolate
Assorted decorations such as Halloween decorations or Fall decorations

Directions:
Melt the chocolate in the microwave according to package directions. Dip each rod into the chocolate to coat it ½ way up the pretzel. Place the pretzels on a wire rack over wax paper. Sprinkle with the decorations. When firmly set, place the pretzel rods vertically in a container such as a mug or decorative cup.

candy corn
Enjoy your treats with friends!
Karin

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  1. I really enjoyed reading your post, keep up making such exciting posts.


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