Popcorn Witch Hat and Broomsticks
Contributed by: Chris WebAdmin. of RecipesNow.com
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 3/4 cup light molasses
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 1/2 quarts warm popped popcorn
- Licorice strings
- Candy corn
- Wooden skewers
Combine sugar, molasses, water and salt in a heavy saucepan. Place over medium heat and cook,
stirring until sugar dissolves. Wash sugar from sides of pan with a wet brush. Cook to 270 F
(soft-crack stage on a candy thermometer). Remove from heat; stir in butter. Pour glaze over
popcorn and mix well. Shape as directed below.
Witch's hat: Pack one recipe of mixture into a large buttered funnel or similarly slanted bowl.
Immediately turn out the mold and finish shaping into a pointed cone with hands. Cool. To
assemble hat, place popcorn cone on a 12-inch black cardboard circle or a 12-inch plate. Decorate
brim of hat with candy corn and licorice string tie.
Broomsticks: Make one recipe. Measure 1 cup of mixture to shape into each broom head.
Insert wooden skewer for handle. Wrap with licorice string. Licorice strings also may be cut in
21/2-inch lengths and used for broom straws.
Serving Size: Makes approximately 9 brooms