After 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.
Maisie mixing the sugar mixture ingredients.
I poured the super hot sugar mixture over the popcorn and Maisie mixed it all together.
She spread the coated popcorn on the pan and then we baked it.
Maisie 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.
- 1/8 cup plus 2 tsp. margarine
- 1/8 cup honey
- 1/4 cup coconut palm sugar
- 3 TBS. plus 1/2 tsp. Jello (flavored gelatin mix) we used strawberry
- 1 full sized bag microwave popcorn, popped (approx. 4.5 cups)
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.
My previous Secret Recipe Club Recipe Posts:
Fruit, Nut & Poppy Seed Chicken Salad
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
Cilantro Lime Chicken
Home Style Chicken Curry
This looks great - and such a fun recipe to make with the kids!ReplyDelete
Thank you, this is a perfect kid recipe.Delete
The candied popcorn looks amazing. Your trip looks wonderful and maisie looks like one happy princess.ReplyDelete
Maisie is my little princess and would have loved living in one of the castles we visited on our trip.Delete
Forget the popcorn...I love those shelves under the stairs!!ReplyDelete
If you haven't already, I'd love it if you'd check out my SRC pick this month: Dark Chocolate S’mores Pie!
Thank you on the shelves, they do provide a lot of display and book space.Delete
Oh what a great sounding trip. I have not eaten candied popcorn like that in so long, it looks really good. Great choice.ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
This is one of those recipes where you're hesitant at first but once you start eating it you can't stop.Delete
Lovely popcorn, and what a marvelous vacation you had! Oceans and castles and towel animals, oh my!ReplyDelete
Popcorn is a favorite snack here and this looks like a fun change of pace.ReplyDelete
You have a cook in making there! Maisie, well done with the candied popcorn! These look great!ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
Thank you. Cooking with kids is so much fun.Delete
Fabulous popcorn. I love making candy popcorn so this is perfect in my eyes.ReplyDelete
Candied popcorn is always a winner in my book!ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
A yummy and fun recipe. As usual,you have made a good choice.ReplyDelete
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 lolReplyDelete
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 :)ReplyDelete
My kids would love this. They would prob inhale it so fast they would choke! I love the pretty color.ReplyDelete
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. ;)ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
Yummy! this looks good and your little girl had so much fun! thank you for stopping by my SRC post :)ReplyDelete
I would have never thought of jello on popcorn! Interesting idea.ReplyDelete
This one must've been a really treat!ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
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 clicksReplyDelete
How fun is this?! And wow! Your travels sound amazing! Lucky! LOVE your popcorn!ReplyDelete
This popcorn is obviously delicious as that is one happy young lady!ReplyDelete
What a yummy treat, Lisa! And it's been so fun seeing Maisie growing up...such a wonderful kitchen helper :)ReplyDelete
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.Delete
This popcorn looks so delicious! Thanks for stopping by The Freshman Cook and leaving such a sweet message. I am a new google follower!ReplyDelete
What a colorful treat! Kettle Corn has been my treat du jour recently, but this takes sweet & salty to a whole new levelReplyDelete
Looks like you have one happy little gal! I'm having grandchildren for the next two weeks--this popcorn looks like the perfect treat!ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
Thanks for stopping by my Group C post. Glad you liked Baked Oatmeal Cakes.
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!ReplyDelete
Fun and yummy and your helper is the cutest.ReplyDelete
I've eaten my share of candied popcorn but have never made it. This may be the push I need to finally do it!ReplyDelete
What a fun recipe + your little helper is just adorable - so glad it was a big success!ReplyDelete
Great pick! What a hit with kids. I bet my niece would love this!ReplyDelete
This looks so good and so much fun. This will be a perfect recipe to make with my little man!ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
What a fun and festive looking popcorn recipe. Just think of the color possibilities!ReplyDelete