Tony absolutely loves the holiday. He spares no expense dressing up the tower in all sorts of amazing decorations and throws parties every weekend leading up to the grandiose party of all parties - Halloween night. HOWEVER, Natasha won’t let him start the party until after 9, when all the trick-or-treaters are done.
Thor has no idea what Halloween is. After a sort of half-assed explanation, Thor decides to celebrate by bringing a bildschnipe from Asgard as his “monster donation” for the night. The team spends two hours trying to catch it and shove it back into a portal.
Steve makes home made Halloween treats - popcorn balls, chocolate covered candies, caramel apples, and so on. He has since had to lock them up every time he turns around because people keep eating them behind his back. He has yet to use a lock Natasha and Clint can’t pick.
Clint loves to dress up his whole family for Halloween and makes all their own costumes. They’re not good, but they love it anyway. This year he’s thinking either Wizard of Oz themed or the Ninja Turtles.
Bruce loves more fall things and tends to stay away from scary movies. (jump-scares. Not good)
Bucky gets candy duty. He secretly loves it; all the kids are amazed at his “super cool costume.” He’s wearing nothing but a tank top and jeans.
Sam dresses up in rags and flies around the tower, wooing at everyone like a ghost.
I thought this would be somewhat appropriate as my last recipe post before I go on a temporary semi-hiatus. You can make this as gifts or just to munch for yourself - you gotta pace yourself though, I wash my hands clean over reports of sugar coma. So enjoy this, and I’ll see you guys whenever I see you next.
CHOCOLATE COVERED-SALTED CARAMEL POPCORN:
[ 4 cups of popped corn + 1 tablespoon corn syrup + 1/8 cup salted butter + ¼ cup brown sugar + 1/8 teaspoon baking soda + 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract + 3 ounces of dark chocolate bar or semisweet chocolate chips ]
Preheat oven to 250 degrees F.
Line a baking sheet with foil and coat with non-stick cooking spray. Place popcorn in a large bowl.
In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium-high heat. Stir in the brown sugar, corn syrup and salt. Bring to a boil stirring constantly.
Boil without stirring for 4 to 5 minutes.
Remove from heat and stir in the baking soda and vanilla.
Drizzle over the popcorn, stirring to coat.
Place on the prepared baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool completely before breaking into pieces.
Place the chocolate or chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl, and microwave on high for 1 minute.
Stir and cook at 15 second intervals until melted completely to prevent overheating.
Pour the chocolate over the cooled caramel corn and stir to coat.
Place in the refrigerator for about 15 to 20 minutes to set the chocolate.
Store in an airtight container or in airtight jars to give out to friends and family.