1/3 C. light corn
1/3 C. peanut
2 T. sugar
1 ½ C. puffed wheat
or corn cereal
1 C. popped popcorn
½ C. peanuts,
raisins or a mix of both
Heat syrup, peanut
butter and sugar in a large microwaveable bowl on high temperature for about 2
minutes, or until it comes to a boil.
from microwave and stir in remaining ingredients with a big spoon. Cool
Wet your hands with
cold water and shape into small balls - about the size of golf balls. Makes 20
to 30. Wrap and store in waxed paper.
Optional: if you
put some red and yellow food coloring in with the corn syrup, the color will
resemble a mini-pumpkin better.
For one ghost:
1 lollipop (Tootsie
Roll Pops work great)
10" square of plain
white fabric (use an old sheet or get scraps from a sewing store)
11" square of
cheesecloth (purchase in bulk from a sewing store)
White ribbon or
Glue-on or stick-on
googly eyes (small size)
It's a fun Halloween treat to make yourself
one ghost, or if you're really in to it, you can make as many as you think
you'll have trick-or-treaters, and hang from your front porch for them to take
one by one.
down the white fabric square.
the cheesecloth square on top of it.
them both around the "head" of the lollipop.
the fabric at the "neck" and tie with white ribbon or twine.
on eyes; let dry.
at the cheesecloth at the bottom to make it tear and unravel, and look
a long piece of fishing line. Loop it through a hole of the cheesecloth at
the very top of the ghost's "head." Tie a knot.
in your window, or on your porch, or put in a bowl to give to trick-or-treaters.