Thursday, February 16, 2012

Cinnamon Bun Popcorn...

Do you like Cinnamon Buns? Do you like Popcorn? How about putting the two together?! This is a popcorn treat that you won't be able to resist! Sweet, crunchy, with a hint of warm cinnamon and caramel...Oh me oh my!!

12 cups popped popcorn (carmel seed kernals are the best for this if you can find them)
1 cup pecan halves roughly chopped
1 cup brown sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 cup corn syrup
1 stick butter (1 cup)
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp baking soda
4 ounces almond bark; roughly chopped (vanilla is fine)

Preheat oven to 250 degrees- Place popcorn and chopped pecans in a large bowl, set aside. In a 2 liter size microwave safe bowl, combine brown sugar, & cinnamon. Chop butter into chunks (yes chunks is my cooking term here) & place on top of sugar mixture. Pour corn syrup over top of everything. Microwave on high for 30 seconds. Stir to combine. Microwave again for 2 minutes. Stir-and microwave 2 minutes more. Remove from microwave & add vanilla & baking soda; stir to combine. Mixture will foam & rise. Pour caramel mixture over popcorn & pecans. Stir till well coated. Spread evenly on a baking sheet. Bake in oven 30 minutes stirring every 10 minutes. Remove from oven & spread evenly out onto waxed paper on counter space. Melt almond bark & drizzle evenly over popcorn. Allow to dry then break popcorn into chunks. Be careful not to eat it all at's very addicting!! Hope you enjoy my friends!!

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