Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Fall Fun

Don't you just love this time of the year......the colorful leaves, crispy sweater-weather, comfort food, all the decorations, and Thanksgiving and Christmas right around the corner.

I only managed a few fall decorations this year, but today I was inspired to get together some goody bags for Kenzie's teachers. This candy mix goes together quickly and is pretty yummy, too.

Lots of sweet and crunchy all in one bite.....

Here's a few more pictures of my kitchen window and then the foyer table.

Here's the candy recipe if you'd like to try it:
1 box of peanut butter Ritz minis
1 bag of mini-pretzels, any shape
1 large jar of roasted peanuts
1 bag of m&m's
1 bag of candy corn
1/2 c. light corn syrup
1/2 c. butter
2 Tb. vanilla extract
1 t. baking soda
1 c. sugar

In a very large, sprayed roasting pan or cookie sheet, mix together the pretzels, crackers, and peanuts. In a medium saucepan, mix together the sugar, butter and corn syrup. Over medium heat, bring to a boil, stirring constantly for 5 minutes. Remove the mixture from the heat and add the baking soda and vanilla. Pour the hot mixture over the pretzel mix and stir to coat everything. Heat in a 250 degree oven for 30 minutes, stirring at 15 minutes. Pour contents onto wax paper immediately upon removal from oven. Let it cool for just a few minutes, and then start breaking apart the pieces that are stuck together. Let it cool completely. Put into containers (or I used cellophane bags) and add in the m&m's and candy corn. Keep in an airtight container for several days. (Yea...right!)


Tim & Erica said...

Oooohhhh, I think I am going to copy!!! Thanks for sharing this before Halloween so I can make these for Kurt's class. Your Home looks beautiful (like always)!!!

Tracy said...

They look great! What a wonderful idea. Thanks for sharing that recipe! (The little glimpses of your home are beautiful!!!) = )