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Party Food - Snacks

popcornCarmel Corn

  • 6-8 qt. popped corn (no salt)
  • 2 sticks margarine
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white corn syrup
  • 1 tsp. salt (optional)

Cook to soft ball stage at 245°F.

After syrup is cooked, remove from heat. Add 1/2 tsp. baking soda, 1-1/2 tsp. vanilla and stir. It will become foamy. Dribble over popcorn and mix. Put in oven at 250°F. Bake 40 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes. Enjoy!

Makes 20 to 24 one cup servings.


  • 1 box unfrosted cereal
  • 1 large box raisins
  • 1 jar dry roasted peanuts
  • 1 large package candy-coated chocolate pieces

Mix in large bowl. Serve.

Makes 20 one cup servings.

Yummy Fruit DipYummy Fruit Dip

  • 1 8-oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened
  • 2 Tbsp orange juice
  • 1 jar marshmallow creme

Soften cream cheese. Cream ingredients together. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Serve with fresh fruit.

Makes 15 one tablespoon servings.

Pumpkin/Peanut Butter Dip
Pumpkin/Peanut Butter Dip

  • 3/4 cup peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup canned pumpkin
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla

Combine all of the ingredients above. Cut apples, bananas and other fruit into bite-sized pieces to serve with the dip. Serve as a snack or with the meal.

Makes 20 to 24 one tablespoon servings.

Taco WingsTaco Wings

Whisk together 1/4 cup catsup, 2 tsp. cider vinegar, 2 tsp. brown sugar and 1 package taco seasoning mix. Pour over 3 lbs. of chicken wings (remove tip portion and cut remainder into 2 pieces.) Microwave on high for 12 minutes.

Makes 10 two-piece servings.

Taco DipTaco Dip

  • 8 oz. cream cheese
  • 8 oz. sour cream
  • 1 pkg. Taco seasoning mix

Mix all ingredients with hand mixer. Spread on plate or cookie sheet. Top with shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, diced green onions and shredded cheddar cheese. Serve with nacho chips. This can be doubled easily - assemble near party time to prevent a soggy dip!

Makes 16 one tablespoon servings.

Beverages | Desserts | Main Dishes | Snacks