Monday, June 4, 2012

Candied Popcorn

IMG_4472eAfter missing last month with the Secret Recipe Club because of our three weeks of traveling, it feels great to be back and posting again .  If anyone is interested, cruise posts are here, here & here.  Travel posts: Ponta Delgada (Azores), Amsterdam, Malmö, Sweden, Copenhagen day 1, day 2 & day 3 and lastly London. We had a fabulous trip and I was honestly bummed to miss a month of the Secret Recipe Club but I just couldn’t squeeze it in before we traveled and the reveal date was on my birthday and I was busy with my daughter in Denmark touring Frederiksborg Palace, one of the most opulent castles I have ever visited.  Anyhow, back to reality and this post. 

This month I was assigned Carol’s No Reason Needed and as I hadn’t cooked in so many weeks I was anxious to get cooking again.  Carol’s blog is just filled with recipes…nothing with fish though as she doesn’t like fish, okay there was one recipe, but even though we love fish I could work around that one.  In the end it was Maisie who chose the recipe this month as she saw me scrolling through Carol’s blog and the Candy Popcorn caught her eye and she begged to make it.  In the end Maisie read the recipe and made most of it herself and I was only there to deal with the super-heated sugar mix and when the popcorn had to be baked as Maisie’s still too small to be taking things out of the wall oven.

IMG_4464eMaisie mixing the sugar mixture ingredients.

IMG_4467eI poured the super hot sugar mixture over the popcorn and Maisie mixed it all together.

IMG_4468eShe spread the coated popcorn on the pan and then we baked it.

IMG_4475eMaisie absolutely adored making and eating the popcorn and she’s asked a couple of times to make it again so I think this is a winning recipe in her book.

IMG_4469eCandied Popcorn

Preheat oven to 250F.

Combine margarine & honey in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave until melted.
Add the sugar & Jello powder. Stir to mix. Put in microwave and cook until it comes to a rolling boil (doubles in size).
Put the popcorn in a large bowl and carefully pour the sugar mixture over the popcorn. Stir to coat.
Place the popcorn on a Silpat lined or greased baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes.
Cool & break apart.  Very important, store in an airtight container otherwise it will get sticky wet.

Enjoy!


My previous Secret Recipe Club Recipe Posts:

Fruit, Nut & Poppy Seed Chicken Salad 
Broiled Sushi 
Health(ier) Peanut Brittle 
Crunchy Fudgy Heart Bites 
Texas Chicken with Lime Butter 
Pork Belly Soup with Collard Greens 
Thin Mint Irish Coffee 
Levain Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies 
Welsh Cakes 
Nutella Crêpes 
Cilantro Lime Chicken 
Holy Guacamole 
and
Home Style Chicken Curry

Secret Recipe Club

44 comments:

  1. This looks great - and such a fun recipe to make with the kids!

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    1. Thank you, this is a perfect kid recipe.

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  2. The candied popcorn looks amazing. Your trip looks wonderful and maisie looks like one happy princess.

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    1. Maisie is my little princess and would have loved living in one of the castles we visited on our trip.

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  3. Forget the popcorn...I love those shelves under the stairs!!

    If you haven't already, I'd love it if you'd check out my SRC pick this month: Dark Chocolate S’mores Pie!

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    1. Thank you on the shelves, they do provide a lot of display and book space.

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  4. Oh what a great sounding trip. I have not eaten candied popcorn like that in so long, it looks really good. Great choice.

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  5. My friend craved this stuff throughout her pregnancy, we thought she was crazy until we all ate it! Maisie looks like a great helper, and I know this popcorn will make an appearance this summer!

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    1. This is one of those recipes where you're hesitant at first but once you start eating it you can't stop.

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  6. Lovely popcorn, and what a marvelous vacation you had! Oceans and castles and towel animals, oh my!

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  7. Popcorn is a favorite snack here and this looks like a fun change of pace.

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  8. You have a cook in making there! Maisie, well done with the candied popcorn! These look great!

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  9. Maisie...is adorable! I love when the kids get into cooking. Thanks for checking out - and commenting on - my SRC pick this month: Malfatti di Ricotta e Bietola.

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    1. Thank you. Cooking with kids is so much fun.

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  10. Fabulous popcorn. I love making candy popcorn so this is perfect in my eyes.

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  11. Candied popcorn is always a winner in my book!

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  12. Glad you you enjoyed the candied popcorn. Be warned, it's addictive. I love the SRC for reminding me of the recipes I haven't made in ages. How I wish I could reach through the screen and share a handful. Your daughter is adorable and it's so nice to see our future cooks taking a hand in the kitchen.

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  13. A yummy and fun recipe. As usual,you have made a good choice.

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  14. Wow..this a treat worthy of a carnival in your backyard! I love the honey and coconut palm sugar in it in lieu of regular sugar - safe for Maisie! She's growing so tall! Looking like a little lady! Called Saturday but you weren't home..saw that you called back. We WILL connect soon lol

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  15. Maisie made a fun pick! The popcorn looks like a great treat for a sweet tooth! Glad you had a good trip and are back to cooking :)

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  16. My kids would love this. They would prob inhale it so fast they would choke! I love the pretty color.

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  17. What a great lil helper! This is a great recipe because you can use any flavor of Jello to make it and have lots of different kinds. ;)

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  18. Awesome! I bet my daughter would love this popcorn treat as much as your Maisie did! Also we used to make a similar recipe like this and made the popcorn into little popcorn balls.

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  19. Yummy! this looks good and your little girl had so much fun! thank you for stopping by my SRC post :)

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  20. I would have never thought of jello on popcorn! Interesting idea.

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  21. This one must've been a really treat!

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  22. I had no idea that was how it was flavoured (and I thought pink popcorn only came in those white boxes with the blue elephant). Now I know how to make it myself!

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  23. Super recipe, looks like somebody totally enjoyed it!, she is so adorable lisa, just like you, never miss to visit me on SRC.., I always look forward to your comment. love you, beautiful clicks

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  24. How fun is this?! And wow! Your travels sound amazing! Lucky! LOVE your popcorn!

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  25. This popcorn is obviously delicious as that is one happy young lady!

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  26. What a yummy treat, Lisa! And it's been so fun seeing Maisie growing up...such a wonderful kitchen helper :)

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    1. Thank you, I guess that you have seen Maisie grow up on this blog as I've been blogging since before she was born. Wow, how time flies.

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  27. This popcorn looks so delicious! Thanks for stopping by The Freshman Cook and leaving such a sweet message. I am a new google follower!

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  28. What a colorful treat! Kettle Corn has been my treat du jour recently, but this takes sweet & salty to a whole new level

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  29. Looks like you have one happy little gal! I'm having grandchildren for the next two weeks--this popcorn looks like the perfect treat!

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  30. I never thought about adding jello to popcorn. What an easy way to flavor and color it. We may have to make this on vacation this weekend.

    Thanks for stopping by my Group C post. Glad you liked Baked Oatmeal Cakes.

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  31. I've never tried to make candied popcorn. So pretty and the possibilities are really endless! Thank you for stopping by to check out my Group C SRC post. Let me know how your husband likes the Brat Burgers with Drunken Onions if you end up making them!

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  32. Fun and yummy and your helper is the cutest.

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  33. I've eaten my share of candied popcorn but have never made it. This may be the push I need to finally do it!

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  34. What a fun recipe + your little helper is just adorable - so glad it was a big success!

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  35. Great pick! What a hit with kids. I bet my niece would love this!

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  36. This looks so good and so much fun. This will be a perfect recipe to make with my little man!

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  37. Great pick for SRC. Maisie obviously has good taste! I made a popcorn mix at the weekend but haven't had a chance to blog about it yet.

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  38. What a fun and festive looking popcorn recipe. Just think of the color possibilities!

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