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Halloween Popcorn Grunch
Submitted by: LisaW
8 cups popcorn
1/2 cup salted pumpkin seeds
1/2 cup dried cranberries or raisins
1/2 cup banana chips, broken into pieces
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup Corn syrup
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
In large buttered bowl, combine first 4 ingredients; set aside. In medium saucepan combine sugar, corn syrup and water; bring to a boil. Cook, covered 3 minutes. Uncover and cook, without stirring, until mixture reaches hard-ball stage (260F), 4 - 5 minutes. Add butter and vanilla; cook, stirring 1 minute. Pour over popcorn mixture; toss quickly to coat. Turn mixture out onto greased baking sheet and spread using buttered hands. Cool and break into pieces.

Wormy Baked Apples
Submitted by: LisaW
6 large Golden Delicious apples
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter or margarine
1/2 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1/2 tablespoon ground nutmeg
6 Wiggly candy worms ("Gummy Worms")
1 cup Whipping cream (optional)
Core apples from blossom ends, leaving stem ends intact. Mix raisins and walnuts and stuff into cavities of cored apples. Set apples, stems up in a 7x12-inch pan. In a 1 to 2 quart pan, mix brown sugar, water, butter,cinnamon, and nutmeg; stir over high heat until mixture boils. Pour hot syrup around apples. Bake, uncovered, in 350~ oven, basting occasionally with syrup, until apples are tender when pierced and skin begins to crack, 30 to 35 minutes. Remove apples from oven; cool in pan at least 10 minutes or let cool to room temperature. Set each apple in a small bowl and spoon syrup around fruit. In the top of each apple, cut a hole large enough for one of the candy worms and tuck one end into each apple, leaving most of the worm dangling. Offer cream to pour over apples. Makes 6 ghastly servings.

Halloween Snack Mix
Submitted by: LisaW
1/2 cup blood drops (red hots)
1/2 cup cats eyes (blanched almonds) or (gum drops)
1/2 cup cats claws (sunflower seeds)
1 cup chicken toenails (candy corn)
1 cup colored flies (M & M's)
1 cup butterfly wings (corn chips)
1 cup ants (raisins)
1 cup earthworms (cheese curls)
1 cup cobwebs (Triscuits) or (Golden Grahams)
1 cup snakes eyes (peanuts)
1 cup bats bones (shoestring potatoes)
Mix together in a large bowl and serve.

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