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Sweet stuff: she's got a sugar cravin' that just won't quit. Satisfy her sweet tooth with candy and other yummy things.

Dazzlin' Twizzlers

A new twist on an old favorite.

What You Need

pack of red or black Twizzlers * bag of white chocolate chips * sprinkles

1) Melt chocolate according to package directions. Pour sprinkles onto a plate or pie pan. 2) Dip Twizzlers in melted chocolate until well-coated. Immediately roll in sprinkles. 3) Lay flat on a tray, and refrigerate until hardened.

Hang it from the tree now--snack on it later.

What You Need

2-inch styrofoam ball * 6-inch piece of ribbon * pearl-topped straight pins * wrapped hard candies

1) Loop the ribbon around, and secure it to the ball with a straight pin. This is your ornament's hanger. 2) Attach candies to the ball by pushing pins through the wrapper ends. Repeat this until the ball is covered. 3) Make little ribbon bows, and attach with pins to any bare spots in the ornament.

Sweet 'n' Nutty Popcorn

OK, here's one for all you girls who can actually cook.

What You Need

cookie tins * waxed paper * Almond Butter-Crunch Popcorn * ribbon

1) Make popcorn according to recipe provided below. 2) Put popcorn in waxed paper-lined tins, and finish off with a bow.

Almond Butter-Crunch Popcorn

10 cups popped popcorn * 1 cup of toasted almonds * 1/2 cup butter

* 1 cup brown sugar * 1/4 cup light corn syrup * 1/4 tsp. vanilla * 1/2 tsp. salt * 1/2 tsp. baking soda

1) Preheat oven to 250 degrees. 2) Mix butter, sugar, syrup, vanilla and salt in a saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring until sugar dissolves. Boil five minutes or until it reaches 248 degrees on a candy thermometer. 3) Remove from heat, and stir in soda. 4) Pour into a large bowl over popcorn and almonds, and stir to coat. 5) Spread onto a cookie sheet, and bake 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes. Let cool before packing.
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Title Annotation:Fabulous Make-'em-Yourself Gifts!
Publication:Girls' Life
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Date:Dec 1, 2005
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