Holidays, Party Ideas, Recipe

Payday Caramel Corn

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This is my Halloween Treat for all my little pretties

I think everyone loves Caramel Corn and then add peanuts,candy corn and white chocolate, EXPLOSION of sugar awesomeness! Super easy,yummy and this corn screams Halloween.They say if you eat a peanut and a candy corn together it tastes like a Payday Bar. Brilliant I say! This is gonna be good.

I bought one of those HUGE bags of popcorn from Costco ( enough for 2 batches, followed these easy instructions and done.

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I got these cute little containers at the dollar store

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Wrapped up cute they will make great little gifts.  Who doesn’t love to get homemade goodies wrapped up with love?  Happy Halloween!

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Payday Caramel Corn

Ingredients

1 cup unsalted butter
2 cups brown sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 1/2 bags of popped corn (remove seeds), about 5qt popped ( I used prepopped corn from Costco the Naked kind)
16oz pkg vanilla bark
21oz bag candy corn
1 1/4 cup salted, roasted peanuts
Instructions

Pop popcorn according to package. Place popped corn into a large mixing bowl (make sure to not add any seeds). Set aside.
In small saucepan over medium heat, melt butter with sugar, corn syrup and salt. Bring to a boil. Remove from heat. Stir in baking soda and vanilla. Pour over popped corn. Mix well.
Divide caramel corn mixture evenly into two foil lined broiler pans (or large disposable lasagna pans would work too) Bake in a 250 degree oven for one hour. Stir every 15 minutes, and rotate in oven.
After one hour, remove from oven and pour into a large mixing bowl. Melt vanilla bark according to package directions and pour over caramel corn. Add in peanuts and candy corn. Pour onto parchment paper (I lay a big strip down on my counter top) and allow to set, about 30 minutes). Once chocolate is set, fill two large gallon sized ziploc bags and seal.

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This is where I discovered this great recipe. Thanks for sharing:

http://www.shugarysweets.com/2012/09/payday-caramel-corn#M8YyWu8ZDV8D4dCv.99

Party Ideas

Five really fun summer cocktail hacks

summer drinks

I was sent this really cool little video that has some fun summer tips to keep adults and kids cooler and smiling thru this summer season. Hope you enjoy.

http://www.food.com/video/5-cool-summer-cocktail-hacks-44?nl=FCW_062315_sidebarCTA&bid=4612322&c32=7779ef00c62a215b0b7a3b2920b23c2319aa7a76

Crafting-DIY, Girly Stuff, Party Ideas

Girlie Gifts

This weekend we are going camping with some good friends. Can’t wait cause we have so much fun, even when we are just sitting doing nothing. I love to make little gifts to take to my friends cause it makes me happy and I hoping they love it also.

Its so much fun to get a little gift all wrapped up cute. Honestly it can be the smallest little token of almost anything but if wrapped up cute, wa la a gift to share with my friends.2015/01/img_0380.jpg

One of the girls is going to unload her Orange and Grapefruit tree’s of all that gorgeous fruit. I’m bringing my juicer and out in the middle of the desert under the beautiful blue skies we will juice all that beautiful fruit and make fresh girly drinks for us and whoever joins the campsite. So I thought this will be fun to make special glasses for that juice and small snacks to go with it. 2015/01/img_0382.jpg

I wrapped some treats from Trader Joe’s in a little bag, gotta have a little ribbon. Made vinyl hearts to stick on the plastic cups for name labels. These cups will hold that fresh juice we were talking about. They can write their names on the chalk board heart labels, (got to be able to find yours) and enjoy their cups and treats.

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Putting it in the heart plastic bag completes the gift. Makes it all special. Us girl’s like it that way. I think they will enjoy it and we will have fun with it.

As you know “Girls just wanna have fun” hope this inspires you to wrap up something cute and fun for your kids, family and friends.

I wont post this until after the camping so they will be surprised.

P.S. I’m so excited to give it to them.