Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Halloween Munch!...Bark!...Brittle!...Snack!

Um, Um, Good!!!...Gonna like this Halloween Munch..
Fast and easy to make...Tastes like a Payday Candy Bar..
1-12 ounce can Cocktail Peanuts
1-11 ounce bag M & M'S
1-10 ounce bag Candy Corn
Pour all ingredients into a bowl and mix well

Peanut Butter Snack Mix Recipe


3 tablespoons honey

2 tablespoons butter

3 tablespoons peanut butter

4 cups Chex cereal (assorted wheat and corn) 2 cups mini pretzels 1/3 cup peanuts


1. Preheat oven to 175F.

2. Combine honey, butter and peanut butter in a microwave-safe bowl and heat until smooth. Combine cereal, pretzels and peanuts in a large bowl. Pour peanut butter mixture over cereal mixture and toss to coat. Spread on baking sheet and bake for 1 and 1/2 hours.

Chocolate Candy Corn Bark


2-cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

1-cup white chocolate chips

1-cup candy corn

1. Prepare a cookie sheet by lining with alumium foil.

2.In separate bowls, melt the chocolates in the microwave or over a double boiler.

3. Stir 1/2 cup candy corn into the dark chocolate, and pour the chocolate onto the foiled pan. Ising a spoom or spatula, smooth the chocolate out in an even layer. It does not have to cover the whole pan.

4. Take a spoon and scoop small amouths of white chocolate over the dark in a random pattern. Use a toothpick or the tip of a knife to swirl the two chocolates together. Don't swril too much, you want to be able to see the distinct chocolates in the end.

5. Place the remaining 1/2 cup candy corn over the wet chocolates, sprinkling randomly and pressing them gently into the chocolate until they adhere.

6. Put the chocolate in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to harden.

7. When the bark is firm, remove it from the foil and break it.

This great recipe is from Elizabeth LaBau.

Popcorn Brittle Recipe

This snack combines the sweet crunchy texture of brittle with the airy saltiness of popcorn. Great as a gift for the holidays or for the kids to munch on Halloween.

14 cups freshly popped popcorn (made from 1/2 cup popcorn kernels and 2 tablespoons canola oil)

2 cups sugar

1 cup light corn syrup

1 cup water

1 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon unsalted butter, plus additional for greasing

1 tablespoon unsulfured molasses

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1. Lightly butter 2 large (15 x 11-inch) baking sheets and a rubber spatula or wooden spoon.

2. Working in batches, place 2 cups popcorn in food processor. Pulse until crushed into small pieces. Do not overprocess. Repeat with remaining popcorn.

3. Stir sugar, corn syrup, water and salt in a medium saucepan over medium heat until sugar dissolves and mixture is simmering. Clip a candy thermometer to the inside of the pan and continue heating undisturbed until temperature reaches 270F (about 10 to 15 minutes). Mixture will boil vigorously.

4. Stir in butter, molasses and vanilla. Continue heating until temperature reaches 290F (between soft- and hard-crack stages).

5. Remove pan from heat; stir in crushed popcorn. Working quickly, pour mixture over prepared sheets. Using the buttered rubber spatula, press evenly to flatten like peanut brittle. Cool to room temperature on a wire rack and break into chunks.

Makes 1 pound.


Rooster Inn Primitives said...

Sue More great recipes. I'll have to write them down. Thanks so much for posting your recipes and craft ideas.

Hugs pam

Country*Road*Primitives said...

Thank you for sharing great fall recipes Sue! :) xox

Rooster Inn Primitives said...

sue thanks so much for visiting my blog. I enjoy reading everyones blogs. Maybe once the weather gets warmer this week i will feel better.

Hugs pam

Country*Road*Primitives said...

... back to copy a couple of your recipes for an email recipe exchange... Thank you Sue! xox

Re said...

thanks for this recipe! i'll be making it this week. i've bookmarked your page as well. I recently found your blog and i find it very entertaining and fun :)