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Halloween Treats

Looking for a yummy snack for small — and large — hands to grab this Halloween? Why not try one of these delicious popcorn recipes. Set out bowls of these crowd-pleasing mixtures and watch them disappear into thin air. Spooky!

Maple Pumpkin Spice Popcorn

Crispy Crunchy Apple Popcorn

6 cups popped popcorn

1 tablespoon butter, melted

2 teaspoons sugar

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

2 cups dried apple chips

Preheat oven to 300 F. Line a 9 x 13-inch baking pan with

foil; butter foil. Spread popcorn in pan and drizzle with melted

butter; toss popcorn.

Sprinkle popcorn with sugar and cinnamon and toss again.

Heat in oven 7 minutes. Sprinkle apple chips over popcorn

and heat an additional 3 minutes. Serve warm or cool to

room temperature. Store in an airtight container.

Yield: 7 cups

2 tablespoons brown sugar

2 tablespoons maple syrup

1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin spice mix

1 tablespoon butter or margarine

1/2 cup chopped pecans, optional

5 cups popped popcorn

In a large saucepan or pot, heat brown sugar, maple syrup and pumpkin pie spice mix over medium heat. Cook, stirring, 3 minutes or until sugar is dissolved and mixture is bubbling. Stir in butter until melted and well blended. Add pecans, if desired, and popcorn and stir until well coated. Allow mixture to cool before serving. Serve immediately or store in an airtight container. Yield: 5 cups

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