Monday, November 2, 2009

"A FEW OF MY FAVORITE FAMILY SNACKS"



OYSTER CRACKERS

INGREDIENTS:
1 tsp. dill weed
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. lemon pepper
1 pkg. Hidden Valley Buttermilk Ranch dressing mix
(Make sure you use the BUTTERMILK package)
3/4 c. oil
1 lb. oyster crackers

DIRECTIONS:
In a fairly large bowl, mix all the spices with the oil. Add oyster
crackers and stir well. Spread out in jelly roll or other large pan
with sides. Bake at 200 degrees for 45 minutes, stirring a couple of
times. Cool and eat


BACON WRAPPED WATER CHESTNUTS

INGREDIENTS:
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2 cups ketchup
1 pound bacon
2 (8 ounce) cans water chestnuts

DIRECTIONS:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees
In a medium-size mixing bowl, combine brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, and ketchup.
Cut bacon in half. Wrap one slice of bacon around each chestnut. Secure the bacon with a toothpick. Arrange the water chestnut wraps in a 9x13 inch baking dish.
Bake the water chestnut wraps for 10 to 15 minutes.
Remove the water chestnut wraps from the oven and drain some of the grease out of the pan. Pour the sauce over the wraps.
Bake for 30 to 35 more minutes

CARAMEL CHEESE PUFFS or CARAMEL CORN PUFFS

This is addicting…. Helpful Hint: Don't make on a humid day for it will be sticky.

INGREDIENTS:
2-cups brown sugar
1-cup butter or margarine
½-cup white corn syrup
½-teaspoon baking soda
1-11 oz size of Cheese Puffs or 2 bags of Old Dutch Corn Puffs

DIRECTIONS:
Bring the sugar, butter or margarine and syrup to a boil for 5 minutes. Stir often Remove from fire. Add baking soda. Stir. Pour over cheese puffs/corn puffs and toss quickly . Use two 9 X 10, aluminum pans…. Bake at 250 degrees F. for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Pour out on waxed paper rubbed with additional butter or cooking spray. Quickly separate the Caramelized Cheese Puffs/Corn Puffs….Put gloves on, and quickly separate, so you won't end up with big globs. Let cool!

3 comments:

Carmen C. said...

YUM! My mother & I had the bacon wrapped chestnuts at a Christmas party one year, she would love this recipe! Thanks for sharing them;)

Jessica @ Colorado Crafter said...

Thank you for posting these!!

Valarie said...

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Valarie
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