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Halloween Kitty recipe

Candied popcorn is easily transformed intoa fun and tasty Halloween kitty.

Recipe: Halloween Kitty

2 cups granulated sugar
1 1/2 cups water
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1 teaspoon vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
6 cups popped popcorn, unsalted (unpopped kernels removed)
2 (8 1/2 x 11-inch) oval paper plates
1 (6-inch) dessert paper plate
Aluminum foil
Licorice strings or colored toothpicks (six 2-inch strips)
Licorice rope (one 15-inch strip)
Light corn syrup for assembly

  • Combine sugar, water, salt, 1/2 cup cornsyrup and vinegar; cook to hard ball stage (250°F / 120°C);add vanilla. Pour over popped corn and mix well. Line paper plateswith foil and press popcorn mixture firmly into them; allow tocool. Unmold.
  • With a sharp knife cut a wedge from oneend of each large oval to form legs of cat. Trim each small round(head) popcorn shape to fit other end of oval (body). Cut licoricestrings into six 2-inch strips and rope licorice into a 15-inchstrip.
  • To assemble, heat corn syrup to a boiland brush over body and head shapes where they fit together;press together to form cat. Brush flat side of one cat with hotsyrup; arrange 2-inch strips of licorice to make whiskers. Presssecond cat over first to give a three-dimensional effect. Cutears from popcorn wedge scraps and attach to head with hot syrup.Shape licorice rope into a tail and attach to body.

    Makes 6 servings.

    Recipe provided courtesy of The Popcorn Board.

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