Time to start making holiday candy. Here's an easy recipe to start off.
Easy Karo Candy
Recipe from vintage Karo advertising
1/3 cup butter
1/2 cup clear Karo corn syrup
1 lb. sifted confectioners sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
STIR CONSTANTLY butter, Karo syrup and half of sugar in 3-qt. saucepan over low heat until bubbly. Quickly stir in remaining sugar and vanilla. Remove from heat, stir until mixture just holds shape. Pour in greased pan. Cool until candy is lukewarm. Knead until smooth.
BonBons: Form Easy Karo Candy around nuts.
Roll in colored sugar or sprinkles.
Mint Patties: Flavor Easy Karo Candy with peppermint or wintergreen. Color with red or green vegetable coloring. Form into patties.
Filled Fruits or Nuts: Fill pitted prunes, apricots or dates with Easy Karo Candy. Roll in sugar.
Or place between nut halves.
Peppermint Popcorn Tree: Make these simple changes in the Easy Karo Recipe: Replace butter with 2 tbsp. water and increase Karo to 1 cup. Remove from heat; stir in 32 large marshmallows, 1 tsp. peppermint flavoring. Toss with 14 cups popped corn. Press into pan (13 x 9 x 2-inch) lined with greased aluminum foil. Cool until set (about 15 min.); remove from pan. Cut into pieces, two each: 5 x 5", 4 x 4", 2 x 2" and three 3 x 3". Stack with largest on bottom, alternating corners over sides. Decorate with candies and candles.
Here's some vintage holiday candy inspiration.
Recipe via Shelf Life Taste Test