Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Gifts for the Neighbors


This year, I didn't have much time on my hands to go crazy with cookie plates or homemade fudge or candy. However, this recipe was an old favorite of mine and I felt that it would be a quick and easy alternative.

Sweet and Salty Corn Puffs


1 cup sugar
1/2 pound butter (2 sticks, or 1 cup)
3 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon corn syrup
8 ounces corn puffs


Stir first four ingredients together in a saucepan and heat on high heat until mixture reaches 250 degrees.

Meanwhile, pour corn puffs into a large bowl. When the butter/sugar mixture reaches 250 degrees, pour mixture over corn puffs and stir to coat. Spread onto waxed paper to cool.

Source: My mom got this recipe from her friend, Karrie. I found a very similar recipe online here.

Notes: This sweet and salty mixture is so addicting. It is also really quick to make. So, if you need to make neighbor gifts in a hurry, this is the recipe you're looking for.

Above: This is a 3 1/2 ounce bag. It's not a small bag, but those little corn puffs are light! 

Above: Here are two bags poured into my big metal bowl.

Above: For my first batch, I used two 3 1/2 oz. bags, but if you wanted more candy coating on them, you could do one batch of the sugar/butter mixture for each 3 1/2 oz. bag of corn puffs. I tried it both ways, and it is totally up to you depending on how much sugar/butter coating you want on the corn puffs. All in all, if I remember correctly, I used six 3 1/2 ounce bags and ended up with about 12 neighbor treat bags.

1 comment:

  1. I used one big bag. I asked Karrie the size and she was really iffy. This was a popular gift this year and so easy.