Monday, October 11, 2010

Festive Fall Treats

After we got home from the pumpkin patch on Friday, we were all in a rather
fun, festive, fall mood.

I had planned on making a couple of fall recipes over the coming weeks and already had several ingredients on hand, SO we decided to go ahead and make a few treats that afternoon.

First on our list were these Popcorn Balls. I actually used a recipe that I found in our adoption agencies fall newsletter.

Put 12 cups popped popcorn in a mixing bowl large enough to allow for stirring. Mix in 1 1/2 cups candy corn.
Fill a medium-size bowl with ice water and set out a cookie sheet or a piece of waxed paper.
Mix 3/4 cup brown sugar, 3/4 cup corn syrup, 6 tablespoons butter, and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a 4-quart pot. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat, stirring constantly. Stop stirring and let the syrup boil until an inserted candy thermometer reaches 275ยบ (a parent's job). Carefully pour the syrup over the popcorn and stir well with a wooden spoon to evenly coat the kernels and candy. Cool slightly.
Quickly dip your hands into the ice water and shape the popcorn into 3-inch balls. Place on waxed paper to cool completely. Tightly wrap the balls individually in plastic.
Makes 18 to 24

These were super easy to make, and the kids had fun getting messy while making these treats.

Adding candy corn to this recipe really makes these balls festive and fun.

Next on our little list were these Acorn treats.
This recipe too was SUPER easy and VERY kid friendly.

They too turned out really cute!

Every Friday afternoon, we get a chance to visit with "A's" mom for about an hour. "A" so...... looks forward to these special times with her sweet mommy, and each week we try to make some sort of treat in anticipation of these visits .

"A" was VERY proud of this little fall assortment of goodies she put together for her mommy!
She couldn't wait to give it to her!


Jessica said...

I am going to try these treats with my children. They look so yummy!

Anonymous said...

The treats look yummy :) You have the cutest family !

Celia Jimenez said... I wish I was a Bruce! :-)

paige said...

Looks so YUMMY!!!!! And how sweet that you let A take a treat to Mommy! I bet she was beaming!!! So precious!!!!!

Melanie said...

Love all the fall treats! Those acorns are TOO cute!

Donna said...

Adorable and delicious!...Oh the food looks good too (Ha!) Just kidding...the kids are sooo cute! The acorns look so are they made???

The Corwins said...

Very cute and yummy looking!!

Robyn Beele said...

So good looking! Thanks for sharing!

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

Those treats look delicious!

Amy said...

LOVE THIS! Would you post the recipe for the acorn treats?