Jan 152016
 

I found this Puppy Chow Popcorn recipe posted on My Happy Place and knew I just had to try it. Everyone seems to love Puppy Chow and I was planning on making caramel corn and cinnamon popcorn this Christmas, so I figured while I was making… why not?

I added slightly more of everything versus the recipe, so I thought a repost was in order.

Enjoy!

Puppy Chow Popcorn
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Ingredients
  1. 12 cups popped popcorn
  2. 2/3 cups creamy peanut butter
  3. 2/3 cups chocolate chips
  4. 2 cups powdered sugar
Instructions
  1. If using an air popper to make popcorn; 1/4 cup of unpopped kernels should make about 12 cups popped popcorn.
  2. Melt the chocolate and peanut butter in a small bowl. Start with 15 seconds. Stir. Keep heating in 10 second increments and stirring until chocolate is completely melted and mixture is smooth. Shouldn’t take more than a couple of times. Make sure not to overheat or it will turn lumpy and bitter-tasting.
  3. In a large bowl, pour chocolate mixture over the popcorn. Mix well, trying to coat as much of the popcorn with the chocolate mixture as possible.
  4. Add powdered sugar and toss until everything is evenly coated. I usually add half the powdered sugar and toss, then add the rest and toss. I seem to make less of a mess that way.
Adapted from My Happy Place
Adapted from My Happy Place
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PuppyChowPopcorn02

Jan 042015
 

This is the one recipe I make every single Christmas. Homemade caramel popcorn tastes so much better than what you buy in the store and it makes a great gift.

Toss in some drinks, healthier snacks (or more unhealthy snacks) if you like, and a movie to give the gift of family movie night.  One year, I made baskets with homemade movie night goodies for each family for Christmas. The hardest part was trying to figure out what movies they didn’t already have.

Caramel Popcorn
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Ingredients
  1. 8 cups popped popcorn
  2. 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  3. 6 Tablespoons butter
  4. 3 Tablespoons light corn syrup
  5. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  6. 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  7. 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  8. 1 cup peanuts or pecans (optional)
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 300 degrees.
  2. Use air popper to make popcorn per the directions on the popper or make on the stove in oil. Do NOT use microwave popcorn or seasoned bagged popcorn.
  3. Dump popcorn (and nuts) in a 9×13 inch pan. Remove any unpopped kernels.
  4. Measure brown sugar, butter or margarine (I think butter tastes better), corn syrup, and salt into saucepan.
  5. Over medium heat, cook brown sugar mixture until butter melts and everything is well mixed. Continue cooking until mixture starts to boil.
  6. Stop stirring when mixture starts to boil and cook for 5 minutes.
  7. Remove pan from burner. Stir in baking soda and vanilla. Pour over popcorn and gently stir the popcorn until coated.
  8. Put pan in oven and bake for 15 minutes. Remove pan and stir. Put pan back in oven and bake 7 minutes.
  9. Remove caramel corn to a piece of parchment paper to cool.
Notes
  1. I suggest using butter only. The taste difference is worth it.
  2. Tip: I usually wait until the caramel popcorn is cool enough to touch, then start gently breaking the kernels apart. If you cool it in a bowl, the kernels stick together in large clumps and you’ll have more to break apart.
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