Volume 5 Issue 11
June 1999

FUN FOOD

Patriotic Favors from Caramels
Indianhead Council

Made of caramels "glued" together by moistening with water, these miniature structures make perfect favors for a patriotic gathering.

Washington Monument: Stack four caramels; top with a fifth caramel, slicing sides to form a pyramid.

Lincoln Memorial: Place 2 1/2 caramels in a row, narrow sides up. Across top, lay 3 half-caramels for roof. Add 2 quarter slices lengthwise atop roof. Insert pieces of toothpicks around roof for columns.

White House: Place 3 caramels in a row, narrow sides up. Top with 1/4 of a caramel. For roof of portico, cut a thin slice in half diagonally. Add toothpick columns.

Capitol: Place 3 caramels in a row, wide side up. For dome, use two 8-sided shapes, one smaller than the other, made by removing corners from 2 caramels. Top with a small bit of caramel. Add portico and columns as for White House.

Statue of Liberty: Stack four caramels, use 1/2 caramel for head, shaping neck with knife. For arms, cut caramel into fourths, shaping end for torch. Cut crown from a slice.

Flag Cake

Ingredients:
2 pints strawberries
1 pkg. (10.75 oz.) frozen Sara Lee Pound Cake, thawed cut into 10 slices
1 1/3 cups blueberries
1 tub (12 oz.) Cool Whip, thawed
Directions:
Slice 1 cup of the strawberries, set aside.
Halve remaining strawberries; set aside.
Line bottom of 12x8-inch baking dish with cake slices.
Top with 1 cup sliced strawberries, 1 cup of the blueberries, and all of the whipped topping. Place strawberry halves and remaining 1/3 cup blueberries on whipped topping to create a flag design.
Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Unbaked Peanut Butter Cookies

Trapper Trails Council

Ingredients:
1 cup of sugar
1 cup white corn syrup
2 cups peanut butter
4 cups Special K cereal

Combine sugar and syrup. Boil for one minute. Add peanut butter. Add cereal. Mix well.

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