One Christmas favorite and one new one I'm trying this year!
Christmas Candy Popcorn
8 qts plain popped popcorn
1 cup butter
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1 package (9 oz.) red-hot candies
Place popcorn in a large bowl and set aside. In a saucepan, combine butter, corn syrup and candies; bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Boil for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Pour over popcorn and mix thoroughly. Turn into two greased 15 x 10 x 1 in. baking pans. Bake at 250* for 1 hour, stirring every 15 min.. Remove from pans and place on waxed paper to cool. Break apart; store in airtight containers or plastic bags. Yield 8 qts.
I got this recipe from an old edition of Taste of Home magazine. My kids love this and look forward to it each year. The red-hot candies can be a little hard to find so when you see them in the store grab up a bag. Valentine season is a good time to find them. They keep forever.
36 large marshmallows
|Trying new this year!|
1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup chunky peanut butter (I think I'll use smooth don't like chunky!)
2 tbls. butter
Line a 9" square pan with foil; butter the foil. Arrange marshmallows in pan. In a double boiler or microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter. Pour over the marshmallows. Chill completely. Cut between marshmallows.
Yield 3 dozen
This one is also from that old edition of Taste of Home magazine!
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