Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Cinnamon Butterscotch Popcorn, Candy Cane White Chocolate Popcorn, & Peanut Butter Chocolate Popcorn

Cinnamon Butterscotch Popcorn
2 packages of microwavable popcorn, popped
3/4 cup margarine
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/2 cup butterscotch baking chips
3/4 cup party peanuts
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Heat oven to 250º F.  Line an extra large baking sheet with foil and spray with nonstick spray.  Pour the popped popcorn into a large bowl; set aside.

In a medium sauce pan bring the margarine, sugar, and corn syrup to a boil.  Boil for one minute on medium high.  Remove from stove and stir in the baking chips, peanuts, and cinnamon.  Pour mixture over popcorn and stir with a large spoon.  Continue to stir until the popcorn is evenly coated.  Spread mixture onto the prepared baking sheet and bake for 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes.  Allow to cool and harden.  Store in an airtight container.

Yield: 15 cups
*A few weeks ago I created a butterscotch popcorn in my head and decided that I must try it.  I started out by Googling butterscotch popcorn and discovered that it had already been created.  At that point I decided to make it anyway.  While making it my husband asked me if I had ever had cinnamon popcorn.  No, I had not...and I definitely had never had Cinnamon Butterscotch Popcorn either!  Thanks "Other Half" for the inspiration!  This one is my favorite out of all three recipes.  My other half cannot decide which is his favorite.  You could create many other combinations as well!  Have fun!

Candy Cane White Chocolate Popcorn
2 packages of microwavable popcorn, popped

3/4 cup margarine
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/2 cup unwrapped and chopped Hershey®’s Kisses® Candy Cane flavored
3/4 cup walnuts

Heat oven to 250º F. Line an extra large baking sheet with foil and spray with nonstick spray. Pour the popped popcorn into a large bowl; set aside.

In a medium sauce pan bring the margarine, sugar, and corn syrup to a boil. Boil for one minute on medium high. Remove from stove and stir in the kisses and walnuts. Pour mixture over popcorn and stir with a large spoon. Continue to stir until the popcorn is evenly coated. Spread mixture onto the prepared baking sheet and bake for 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes. Allow to cool and harden. Store in an airtight container.

Yield: 15 cups

Peanut Butter Chocolate Popcorn

2 packages of microwavable popcorn, popped
3/4 cup margarine
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup peanut butter

Heat oven to 250º F. Line an extra large baking sheet with foil and spray with nonstick spray. Pour the popped popcorn into a large bowl; set aside.

In a medium sauce pan bring the margarine, sugar, and corn syrup to a boil. Boil for one minute on medium high. Remove from stove and stir in the chocolate chips and peanut butter. Pour mixture over popcorn and stir with a large spoon. Continue to stir until the popcorn is evenly coated. Spread mixture onto the prepared baking sheet and bake for 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes. Allow to cool and harden. Store in an airtight container.

Yield: 15 cups

3 comments:

Sarah said...

wow. these look dangerous. (for my thighs) :)

Anonymous said...

What does a cube equal out to? I've looked online and have gotten a few different answers. The one website tells me 1/2 cup (which seems like a lot of margarine since I need 3 cubes and another website said it is 2 tablespoons? Please help!

Creative Stirrings said...

A cube equals 1/2 cup. I will change the recipe above to make it more clear. Thanks!

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