I spent the whole day making yummies today. I made candied pretzels, tamales, ANZAC bisquits and brownies ( all vegan of course). The boys even helped a little.
These are my favoite holiday plates and cookie jar.
I bagged up the pretzels to give out as treats. Here’s the recipe- you can use pretzels or popcorn.
6 cups freshly popped popcorn or pretzels
2 cups nuts (your choice- I used peanuts)
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/2 cup earth balance buttery sticks (or margarine)
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp baking soda
Preheat oven to 250 degrees F (120 C). Coat large baking pan with buttery stick or spray. Combine pretzels and nuts in prepared pan. Place in heating oven while preparing glaze.
In a heavy saucepan, combine sugar, syrup, salt and buttery sticks over medium heat. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly until the sugar dissolves. Boil for 4 minutes without stirring. Remove from heat. Mix in vanilla and baking soda. Pour glaze over pretzel mixture, stirring well to coat.
Bake mixture until dry, stirring occassionally, for about 1 hour. Allow to cool then break into clumps.