Trick-or-treating is one of the best Halloween traditions. And whether you’re a kid or an adult, there’s no doubt you eat a few sweets on the spooky holiday. Instead of dishing out store-bought bags of treats this year, these homemade Halloween-themed candies will spice up all of your holiday festivities.
Peanut Butter Pumpkins
What You’ll Need:
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 package confectioners’ sugar (16 ounces)
- 1 1/2 cups peanut butter
- yellow food coloring
- red food coloring
- green decorators’ icing
- Melt the butter in a bowl, then add a few drops of red and yellow food coloring. It should turn to an orange (or pumpkin) color.
- Stir the peanut butter and sugar into the bowl until the mixture is dough-like.
- Roll the dough into bite-size, pumpkin-shaped balls, then use a toothpick to make ridges in them.
- Add a drop of green icing to the top of your pumpkins to imitate a stem.
- Refrigerate your pumpkins until firm.
Halloween Caramel Corn
What You’ll Need:
- 16 cups popped popcorn
- 1 cup butter
- 5 cups miniature pretzels
- 2 cups brown sugar
- 1/2 cup dark corn syrup
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup candy corn
- 1 cup salted peanuts
- 1 M&Ms
- Preheat your oven to 200 degrees.
- In a large roasting pan, mix the popcorn and pretzels together, then set aside.
- Combine the corn syrup, brown sugar, butter and salt in a saucepan.
- Cook the syrup mixture over medium heat until it is fully boiling, then continue cooking for roughly 5 minutes.
- Remove the mixture from the heat and stir in the baking soda.
- Pour the syrup over your popcorn and pretzels, then sprinkle the peanuts on top. Stir until all of your popcorn is coated, then bake for 20 minutes.
- Stir the mixture again, and mix in the candy corn and M&Ms.
- Bake for 5 more minutes, then spread the caramel corn onto wax paper and let it cool.
Stop By Jim’s RV Center This Halloween
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