Magic  Potion  Punch






2 packages (3 ounces each) lime gelatin

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1 cup boiling water

3 cups cold water  

1 quart non-carbonated lemon-lime drink, chilled

1 1/2 quarts lemon-lime soda, chilled





Dissolve gelatin and sugar in boiling water; add cold water.


Transfer to a punch bowl.


Stir in lemon-lime drink and soda.



Serves - 4 quarts









Halloween  Snack  Mix






12 cups original flavor Bugles

6 cups miniature pretzels

1 package (11 ounces) miniature butter-flavored crackers

1 package (10 ounces) Wheat Thins
1 package (9 1/4 ounces) Cheese Nips

1 package (7 1/2 ounces) nacho cheese Bugles

1 package (6 ounces) miniature Parmesan fish-shaped crackers

1 cup mixed nuts or peanuts

1 bottle (10 or 12 ounces) butter-flavored popcorn oil
2 envelopes ranch salad dressing mix






Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

In a very large bowl, combine the first eight ingredients.


In a small bowl, combine oil and salad dressing mix.


Pour over cracker mixture; toss to coat evenly.


Transfer to four ungreased 15 inch x 10 inch x 1 inch baking pans.


Bake for 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes.


Cool completely, stirring several times.



Serves 8 quarts









Orange  Party  Punch







1 can (12 ounces) frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed

2 liters lemon-lime soda, chilled

  1 can (46 ounces) pineapple juice, chilled
1 quart orange or pineapple sherbet




Prepare orange juice according to package directions.


Pour into a punch bowl.

Stir in soda and pineapple juice.


Top with scoops of sherbet.


Serve immediately.



Serves 5 1/2 quarts








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