Tuesday, October 27, 2015
EASY-BAKE COVEN: INJUN CORN By Punkin Nightshade
A lot of folks make them crispy rice cereal treats around Halloween, what is crispy rice cereal and butter and marshmallows all mixed up together. This here is somethin like that, but it uses that peanut butter and chocolate puffed-up cereal, and it put me to mind of what Sam the scarecrow who lives down the hollow from us in Witchhazel is doin with popcorn, which is growin ears of popcorn what's already popped, and some of em even got butter. Don't ask me how he does it cause I don't know, but anyway, this is somethin that's pretty good for your young ones at Halloween. Harriet specially liked it cause she loves peanut butter and chocolate.
What's In It:
1/4 cup of butter or margarine (for pers'nal preference, I like butter best, and it's about half a stick)
1 package (10 1/2 ounces) mini-marshmallows
Some yellow food coloring (I like that gel colorin, cause it gives better color and don't have no funny taste)
8 cups of peanut butter and chocolate puffed corn cereal
1 cup candy-coated chocolate pieces (like M&Ms), divided in half
10 lollipop sticks (you can find this at craft stores and such)
Some tan and green raffia (this here is at the craft store too)
What You Got To Do:
Line up a large bakin sheet with waxed paper and set it aside. You won't be bakin nothin, but you'll need this to set the corn on, and the wax paper will keep it from stickin to the sheet.
Melt up your butter in a cauldron or a big heavy saucepan over low heat on the stove. Add your marshmallows to it and stir it up till it's all melted and smooth. Tint this with your food colorin until you get the shade of yellow you want, and then add your cereal and 1/2 cup of your chocolate pieces. Stir this all up until it's evenly coated, then take it off the heat.
Butter or grease up your hands and divide this mixture up into 10 oblong pieces. You got to work quick afore it cools down too much. Stick a lolly stick about halfway into each piece, and then shape em up like ears of corn. Place em on your bakin sheet and press the rest of your chocolate pieces into each ear. Let em set a while, then tie or tape the raffia to the lolly sticks so it looks like a corn husk. If you want some variation in the chocolate part, you can use the ones that's got peanuts* in em (I like those), and they is makin a lot of other kinds now, such as ones that got pretzel bits or crispy rice bits in em. Just do as you like.
And that's it. I shall be bringin you some more recipes as we are goin along, and I hope you try some of em and have some fun with em. Come back round for what we shall be doin next with The MonsterGrrls' Thir13en For Halloween, and blessings be on you!
Petronella "Punkin" Nightshade
*SPECIAL NOTE: Some little ones has got peanut allergies, so if you are thinkin of makin these for a young ones' party, ask round the other mamas afore you do them. We don't want nobody goin to the hospital on Halloween. Unless it's an old abandoned hospital what used to be a mental asylum and someone's throwin a party there. Course, that might be somethin else altogether. --P.N.