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Critters in the Hay















Low Cholesterol, Trans-fat Free


1 ½ cups sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
2 tablespoons butter
1 ½ teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon food coloring
green, optional
3 ½ quarts popcorn, popped
remove any unpopped kernals
1 cup candy corn
1 x black licorice
1 x toothpicks
1 x gumdrops
black, or other small black candies
1 x colored icings, prepared
1 x hard candies
tiny red
1 x gummy worms


In Dutch oven, bring sugar, corn syrup and butter to a boil; boil 2½ minutes.

Stir in pumpkin pie spice, vanilla, salt and food coloring (if desired) mix until evenly colored.

Add popcorn and toss until evenly coated.

Spread popcorn mixture in a single layer on greased sheets of foil and allow to cool and harden.

Break into bite-size pieces and mix with candy corn in a wide shallow bowl; set aside.

To make spiders, cut licorice into 2 inch lengths.

To make legs, starting at one end, make three ½ inch to ¾ inch cuts to make four legs.

Repeat cuts at opposite end.

Leave about ½ inch in center uncut.

Gently pull legs apart and curl down.

Push wooden pick through center of body, leaving about ¼ inch exposed on top.

Push one gumdrop onto exposed pick to make a body.

Using writing tip of decorating icing, squeeze two small dots of icing into gumbrops.

Press jaw-breakers into icing to make eyes.

Place spiders and worm-shaped candies in popcorn.

Remove wooden picks before eating.

Makes 4 quarts.


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 169g (6.0 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 5859% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 4g 18%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 388mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 47g 47%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars g
Protein 0g
Vitamin A 4% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 2% Iron 1%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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