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Jack O' Lantern and Indian Popcorn Ears

Recipe Ingredients

Popcorn

Glaze

Decorations

Method

  1. Keep popcorn hot and crisp in a 300 degree F oven.
  2. Combine sugar, orange juice concentrate, cranberry juice, corn syrup, vinegar and salt in a heavy saucepan. Bring to a boil; cook over medium heat to hard-ball stage (250 degrees F on candy thermometer).
  3. Pour glaze in thin stream over popcorn in a large buttered bowl and mix well.
  4. Working quickly with buttered hands, form two-thirds of mixture into basic shape of pumpkin.
  5. Shape remainder into ears of corn.
  6. To apply finishing touches, heat a little corn syrup, brush on corn ears, press small candies firmly in place to resemble Indian corn; cover with green paper napkin or cellophane to resemble shucks.
  7. Make pumpkin's eyes, nose and mouth from licorice strings and apply as above; cut gumdrop to make a stem.

Yield: One Jack-O'-Lantern and six ears of corn.


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