• 1/2 Cup softened butter
  • 1/2 Cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 Teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 Cups California raisins
  • 1/2 Cup finely chopped walnuts
  • 4 Cups (1 pound) powdered sugar
  • Powdered sugar; chopped nuts and/or chocolate sprinkles
  • Licorice laces or whips, and small candies


In large bowl, beat butter, corn syrup, salt and vanilla together until creamy. Mix in raisins and nuts. Sift in powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, until mixture thickens. Turn onto board and sprinkle with remaining powdered sugar; knead by hand adding powdered sugar, as needed, to make stiff dough. Shape into 1-inch balls. Roll in powdered sugar, finely chopped walnuts or chocolate sprinkles. Cut licorice whips into 2-inch lenghts and shape into legs. Arrange three to four legs on two sides of each ball. Place on wax paper-lined tray. Top with small candies for eyes. Chill until firm.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories 100 (Calories from Fat 27%); Total Fat 3 ( Saturated Fat 1.5; Trans Fat 0; ); Cholesterol 5; Sodium 55; Potassium 64; Total Carbohydrate 19; Dietary Fiber <1; Sugars 19; Protein 1; Calcium 5; Iron 0;

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