Thanksgiving Indian Caramel Corn Favors

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Easy-to-make ears of Indian caramel corn are a festive addition to any Thanksgiving celebration, especially for the young children. Wrap them in clear wrap and place them in a basket for a treat to take with them when they leave.  Make smaller ears of Indian Caramel Corn and personalize them by attaching a place card to each one. Place one at each place setting on your Thanksgiving table.

What you need:

  • 2 quarts popped popcorn
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 2 Tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoons light corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup candy-coated fun chips
  • Candy Corn

Supplies:

  • Parchment paper, tan raffia or waxed paper

What to do:

  1. Place popped popcorn in large buttered bowl.
  2. Combine brown sugar, butter, corn syrup and vanilla in small saucepan. Bring to a boil. Boil 1 minute.
  3. Pour sugar mixture over popcorn; stir to coat evenly. Sprinkle with fun chips; stir well.
  4. Lightly butter hands. Shape about 1/2 cup mixture into tapered oval about 4 inches long to resemble ear of corn. Press candy corn into ear of corn as shown in photo. Place on waxed paper to cool. Repeat with remaining mixture.
  5. Cut parchment paper into twelve 6-inch squares. Roll into cone shape and fringe ends by cutting into strips. Insert into ends of corn with tip of sharp knife.

Makes about 12 ears of corn.

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