Soy Sauce Popcorn Wednesday, Nov 21 2012 

My husband thinks this popcorn snack is weird, but what does he know?! 😉  I grew up snacking on this, so to me it’s not weird, but I can see how it sounds weird. 😉  Give it a try, you never know, you just may like it!

I’m not overly keen on plain popcorn. Why would I want plain popcorn when I can have this kind, or kettle corn (this recipe, minus the food colouring), pink popcorn, or peanut butter popcorn? Or, if I want to invest my time in preparing it, caramel popcorn?

Soy Sauce Popcorn

Popcorn
Soy sauce
Nutritional yeast

Pop your popcorn, spray on some soy sauce (not too much, or it’ll be too salty), and sprinkle nutritional yeast on top. Yum!

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Pink Popcorn Monday, Feb 6 2012 

 

This could be a fun gift (in a pretty jar) for Valentine’s Day! Or just an easy and simple snack to impress your family! You do need a stovetop popcorn maker for this, although it can probably be done in a regular pot.

 

Pink Popcorn

2 Tbsp oil
1/2 cup popcorn kernels
1/3 cup sugar
Approx 10 drops red food colouring
Salt (optional)

Heat oil in stovetop popper. Add kernels. Then add sugar and food colouring. Stir well, continue stirring until popcorn is popped. Pour popcorn into a large bowl, and sprinkle with salt if desired.

 

We attempted making some green popcorn at Christmas time, but I think I’ll stick with pink!!

Caramel Popcorn Wednesday, Jan 18 2012 

I started making caramel popcorn as a teenager. It was “my thing” to make at home. My sister’s specialty was cinnamon rolls, and mine was caramel popcorn and date squares. I’ve recently realized that I hadn’t made it in years! Why? Because it takes much longer to make than peanut butter popcorn (which I loooove). But, caramel popcorn has its own unique flavour and is fun to eat once in a while, so I took the time and make some over the Christmas season. I gave some away in nice glass jars with decorative lids. It made for nice little gifts.

Caramel Popcorn

6-7 quarts popped corn (24 cups)
2 cups brown sugar
1/2 cup corn syrup
1 cup butter/margarine
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp baking soda

Spread popped corn on two (or more) deep cookie sheets/casserole dish/roaster pans. Cook brown sugar, corn syrup, butter, salt and cream of tartar on the stove until it reaches 260F. Remove from heat and add baking soda. Mix well. Spread candy mixture over the top of the popcorn and mix. Don’t worry if it doesn’t cover all the popcorn. Bake at 200F for 1hr, stirring every 15 minutes to mix the corn and candy well. Let cool, then store in airtight container – if it lasts that long!

Peanut Butter Popcorn Friday, Aug 26 2011 

Maybe not a healthy recipe… but definitely one of my favourite desserts/snacks!!!

 

Peanut Butter Popcorn

3/4 cup popcorn kernels
1/2 cup honey/corn syrup
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 tsp vanilla
Peanuts (optional)
Pop the popcorn. Remove unpopped kernels. Melt honey and sugar to boiling point. Add vanilla and peanut butter, stir. Pour over popped corn, mix, and enjoy! 🙂  I guarantee you’ll be eating it until it’s gone. And be tempted to make more. 😉

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