Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Caramel Apple Popcorn Balls and Witches Brew, Too
Love caramel apples but HATE the sticky mess? Try these yummies instead!
Caramel Apple Popcorn Balls
1 1/2 qts. popped popcorn
2 cups rice crispies
1/2 cup chopped dried apples
14 oz. package caramels, unwrapped
2 Tbsp. water
2 Tbsp. butter
1 tsp. cinnamon
Toss popcorn, rice crispies and apples together in a large bowl; set aside. Place caramels, water and butter in a saucepan and heat over low until caramels are melted and stir smooth. Add cinnamon and remove from heat. Pour over popcorn mixture; toss to coat. Let cool for 5 minutes and shape into balls using slightly damp and buttered hands. Arrange on wax paper until firm. Wrap individually in waxed paper. Recipe make 8 good sized balls, but I like to make about 24 little ones for easier party munching.
And sure to be a favorite...Black Witches Brew! It sure freaked my kids out this afternoon when I made up a batch for the photo shoot...Thanks to my friend Jeni for the *great* sticker.
Black Witches Brew
1 .14 ounce envelope unsweetened grape drink mix
1 .14 ounce envelope unsweetened orange drink mix
2 cups sugar
3 quarts cold water
1 liter ginger ale, chilled
Stir together grape and orange drink mixes, sugar and water until dissolved. Combine with 1 liter of ginger ale right before serving.
For more great Halloween ideas, check out Scribbit's Winter Bazaar!