Friday, October 17, 2008

Fun with Popcorn


Remember the old commercial, "Candy coated popcorn, peanuts and a prize"? That's what you get with this quite Cracker-Jackian recipe for Baked Candied Popcorn.
Only no prize. Sorry.
BAKED CANDIED POPCORN
1/2 c. popcorn kernels, to make about 10ish cups of popcorn (or about 3 bags of microwave popcorn)
3/4 c. salted dry roasted peanuts
1/4 c. butter
1/4 c. molasses
1/4 c. honey
Make the pocorn and plop it into the largest bowl you own, picking out any unpopped kernels as you go. Add the peanuts. Melt butter in medium saucepan over low heat. Stir in molasses and honey and cook over high heat, stirring, until bubbles start to form, which will take only a couple minutes. Pour over popcorn/peanuts, stir as well as you can to coat the popcorn as evenly as possible, then put entire bowlful on a large cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees, stirring often, for about 8 minutes.
Hint: Stay in kitchen during baking period as going outside to cut flowers from garden may result in several scary-dark popcorn kernels.
Eat immediately, or bag up to bring to local high school football game along with ski parkas and blankets. Alternately, squish into the corner of sofa and enjoy popcorn while watching World Series baseball games, Dancing With the Stars, or Survivor -- take your pick.

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5 Comments:

Blogger Susie said...

Yummo!!!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today and leaving such sweet comments:-)

October 17, 2008 at 4:48 PM  
Blogger Shannon said...

Hi Lynn! Thanks for visiting my blog :-)

I like the looks of yours (food- glorious food!) so I'm going to put you on my blogroll on my sidebar- if that's not cool with you just let me know.

October 17, 2008 at 6:40 PM  
Blogger Lynn said...

Thanks for visiting me, too, Susie and Shannon. And I'd be THRILLED to be on your sidebar, Shannon. I've never been on a sidebar before!!

October 17, 2008 at 11:29 PM  
Anonymous intrerested college student said...

Hi Lynn!
So, I've heard you have a great recipe for garlic rolls... any chance that you're going to post that any time soon?? :)

October 20, 2008 at 12:16 PM  
Blogger Lynn said...

Dear interested college student,

So glad you asked! I'll post the garlic cheese roll recipe right now. I use a bread machine (is that cheating?). Let me know if you need help figuring out how to do it without a machine :)

October 20, 2008 at 12:57 PM  

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