Sunday, October 30, 2011

Candy Caramel Corn for All Hallows' Eve

I've been busy preparing for our All Hallows' Eve/All Saints Party this year.   In the past I have always helped organize one with a local homeschool group, but this year we are looking forward to having just family and close friends over to our home for a party!

One of the activities I have planned for the children is a Saintly Symbols Scavenger Hunt, and I've been working on making treat bags, filled with homemade Caramel Corn mixed with Candy Corn, to use as prizes for this game.   They were so easy to make and I thought they turned out cute.

Candy Caramel Corn Recipe

2 1/2 qts. Popped Corn
1/4 c. Corn Syrup
1/2 c. Brown Sugar
1/2 c. Butter
1/2 t. Salt
1/2 t. Baking Soda
1 t. Vanilla
2 cups Candy Corn

Cook syrup, brown sugar, butter, and salt in microwave, on high for 2 minutes, stirring once after a minute. Add baking soda and vanilla. Stir well. Place popcorn in a large brown bag; pour syrup mixture over popcorn, stir a with wooden spoon. Roll up top of bag and put in microwave. Cook on high for 1 minute. Shake and repeat 2 more times for 30 seconds each. Add Candy Corn.

I made four batches and ended up with 3 dozen treat bags.

I filled each bag with about 1-2 cups of Caramel Corn and tied it shut with some green ribbon and a tag (a modified version of the tags I made for our Patron of Students Back-to-School Treat) that reads:

These earthly treats will pass away.  
Store your treasure in heaven.  

which could really be used on any sort of treat bag! 

(Note: My original tags had a typo... The link has been updated to the corrected tag!) 

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  1. Thanks for the recipe and ideas. You have saved Halloween at our house!

  2. Awesome! Thank you!!