Shadows of a thousand years rise again unseen,
Voices whisper in the trees, “Tonight is Halloween!”
~ Dexter Kozen ~
Good morning to all ghosts and goblins…..it is here….the day my children were waiting for….HALLOWEEN….
Twitch has been waiting to go trick -or – treating and wearing a costume…..
….Hormone Boy has been waiting to scare children in a Haunted House him and his classmates were building for last three weeks as a community project through their leadership course.
…two boys…two completely different agendas….
The only thing they could agree on this Halloween morning was……how “freaking awesome” was Halloween Gooey Praline Popcorn I just made for tonight.
….I’ll take it…..and fyi…..the Praline Popcorn is highly addictive….and so easy to make.
- 3 Bags of Popped Popcorn (regular no flavor)
- 1 cup Brown Sugar
- 1/3 cup Corn Syrup
- 1/2 cup Butter
- 2 Tbsp Water
- 1/2 cup Praline Mixed Nuts
- 1/2 cup Candy Corn
- 1 cup Mini Marshmallows
- Yellow Food Coloring
STEP 1: Preheat oven to 200F. Line 2 jelly roll sheets.
STEP 2: In a saucepan bring to simmer over medium heat brown sugar, corn syrup, butter and water. While stirring bring to boil and let it boil for 2-3 minutes.
STEP 3: Meanwhile pour all popcorn into large butter coated bowl. Make sure you remove all unpopped kernels.
STEP 4: Pour caramel sauce over popcorn and mix it all together until well coated (don’t use your hand – I learned that “dah lesson”)
STEP 5: Spread coated popcorn evenly over jelly roll sheet and bake for 45 minutes. Turn the popcorn using spatula every 15 minutes.
STEP 6: After 45 minutes remove from the oven. Top with marshmallow coasted with yellow food coloring and candy corn. Place in the oven for another 10 minutes.
STEP 7: Remove from oven. Stir around a bit to make little gooey clusters. Let it cool and serve.
I like to bring a large bowl of Halloween Gooey Praline Popcorn to my son’s class party and it is gone in minutes.
My best friend’s hubby is turning 40 today…..yes, a Halloween baby……and yes, he is strange, but we love him anyway…..
….last weekend we threw him a surprise party and I included my Halloween Gooey Praline Popcorn on the Sweet Table and it was a huge hit amongst the grown up crowd as well.
Happy Halloween to all of you…..and keep your little ones safe!
Don’t forget….Keep Smiling….Keep Cooking!
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