Thursday, December 24, 2009

Sweetness


These Tetley Tea cans work perfectly to stash individual helpings of Cracker Jacks for anyone you wish to share a little Christmas sweetness with.

Home-made Cracker Jacks
1 cup butter
1/4 cup corn syrup
1/4 cup molasses
1 Tbsp. vinegar
2 cups brown sugar
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup peanuts
2 microwave popcorn bags

Pop the 2 bags of popcorn in the microwave and place in large bowl. Set aside
In medium pot, boil butter, corn syrup, vinegar and brown sugar for 5 minutes. Remove from stove and add baking soda, vanilla and peanuts. Pour over popcorn and stir.

Bake in 250 F degree oven for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Cool before serving or storing in Tetley Tea cans to retain freshness. Add some sparkly star garlands and gift tags and voilĂ  ~ a special little gift to share with friends and family.

Merry Christmas everyone!

2 comments:

arlene said...

Yum Yum!! Great packaging idea.
Have a joyous Christmas and a blessed New Year!

icandy... said...

That sounds way too yummy! I'll be trying out that recipe! :)
Happy New year to you and yours!
Christina