tutorial: christmas goodies + packaging idea …

December 17, 2009

for neighbor gifts this year, i decided to make caramel popcorn. {check out my recipe on my latest zupas post, here.}
i had these darling window bakers bags i’ve been wanting to use. so, the packaging just kind of fell into place!
i love how they turned out!

here’s what you need for a cute christmas goodie package:

  • bakers twine or string [bakers twine is available in my shop!]
  • labels
  • snowflake ornaments or box toppers [i found these cute ones at target]
  • bakers bags [or lunch bags will work!] *if you are intersted, i can list a few in my shop.
  • a goodie to fill the bag!
just fill the bag, and tie the top with twine and secure your ornament and tag!

..now, i’m off to make more! i’ve delivered a few, but still have more to go..

{caramel popcorn}
ingredients
2 sticks butter
2 cups brown sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla
2 gallons popped popcorn
directions
preheat your oven to 250 degrees.
pop your popcorn and place in a large brown paper grocery bag. {add 1 cup of nuts if desired} pecans are great!  cashews too!
place butter, brown sugar, and corn syrup in a medium saucepan.  bring to a boil and boil for 5 minutes.
remove from heat, and add vanilla, and baking soda.  it will bubble and foam.  stir.
cover popped pop corn a little at a time and have some one help shake and stir the popcorn.  coat well.
bake on 2 cookie sheets covered with parchment paper for 45 minutes to 1 hour, until the caramel has harden up.  be sure to stir every 15 minutes.
enjoy!

15 thoughts on “tutorial: christmas goodies + packaging idea …

  1. Inha

    Aha! I thought I recognized it! I love that particular print, not so sure of the others in the pack, but for 1/2 off, why not?! Thanks 🙂

    Reply

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