Fun Recipes For Your Fall Party

Fall is a great time for parties, from children's parties to adult parties. Everything from Halloween to Harvest to Football call for parties. If you are looking for something new for your party, check out the recipes below.

How about having a taffy pull? This is fun for all ages and here is one of my vintage recipes for taffy.

2 cups sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
1/3 cup water
2 tsp vinegar
2 tbsp oleo
2 tsp vanilla

In a 2-quart saucepan, combine sugar, syrup, and water. Heat over medium heat, stirring constantly, until sugar dissolves. Bring to a boil and add vinegar. Cook to soft crack stage or 268 degrees. Remove from heat, add oleo and vanilla. Pour into 2 buttered plates with edges. Cool until able to handle. Butter hands, gather taffy into a ball and pull with fingertips until satiny in color and hard to pull. Pull each piece until it is about 1/2-inch thick. Cut into bite-size pieces and wrap in waxed paper. Makes about 1 1/4 pounds.

Note: You can change the flavor of the taffy by using butter flavoring, mint extract, banana extract, or other flavored extracts instead of the vanilla. For colors, use a drop or two of food coloring to match the flavor you are making; ie yellow for banana, red for peppermint, etc.
Note: This is an old Southern Indiana recipe.

Popcorn balls are another great fall party item. You can make them in advance or have your guests assist as a party activity. Here is a recipe for you to try.


1 cup white syrup
1 cup sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp butter
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup unpopped popcorn, popped

Pour popcorn into a large glass mixing bowl or other bowl that won't be ruined by the hot syrup. Bring syrup to a boil, add sugar to syrup and return to boil. Remove from heat and add baking powder and butter; stir until smooth. Add vanilla. Pour over popcorn, let stand a couple of minutes then shape into balls using your hands that have been lightly buttered.

Yield: approximately 18 popcorn balls

Having a big crowd? Dig out your large-sized perculator and make our Perculator Punch.

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