Sunday, December 14, 2008

Gingerbread Popcorn

I am not sure if I like this or not. I love popcorn, I love gingerbread, but put them together and I am not sure about it. I have a ton of recipes that I have collected over the years from magazines or ones that I have printed from places while web surfing. I have had this one for a couple of years, but I am not sure where I found it.

Making it was pretty simple, but I think that it needs to be tweaked some. I think next time, I will add a little cloves and maybe a little more brown sugar to it. Here's the recipe in case you want to try it out, and let me know if you make any changes to it and how it turns out.

Gingerbread Popcorn:

15 cups popped popcorn
1 cup butter
2 cups packed brown sugar
1/4 cup molasses
1/4 cup light corn syrup
1 Tbsp ground ginger
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda

Preheat oven to 250 degrees.

Line 2 large baking dishes (I used a 9x13 inch) with foil and coat with cooking spray. Fill each with 7 1/2 cups popcorn.

Combine butter, brown sugar, molasses, corn syrup, ginger, cinnamon, and salt in a large, heavy bottom saucepan. Heat over medium heat until mixture boils. Boil for 5 minutes; stirring frequently. Remove from heat and add baking soda. Pour over popcorn; toss to coat.

Bake at 250 degrees for one hour, carefully stirring the warm mixture about every 15 minutes. Cool completely.

13 comments:

Megan said...

You're right - I don't know how I would feel about that either. But it sure sounds good, much like the caramel corn I made a few days ago.

Dani said...

i am with you both, i love popcorn, but i am not sure about this variation.... have u ever tried paula dean's chocolate popcorn.... now thats a popcorn treat i can bite into :)

Katherine Aucoin said...

This is an interesting combination and sounds like it would be good, especially for the Christmas season; I would be curious and would want to try it.

The Blonde Duck said...

I love gingerbread! Not sure about popcorn though....

Megan said...

It sounds good! That chocolate popcorn that Dani mentioned, now that I might have to go search for!

Deborah said...

I have a ton of recipes that I've collected and I don't know where they've come from... I'm not a huge gingerbread fan, so I probably wouldn't love this, but it does sound interesting!

Maria said...

What a great snack!

Jude said...

Such a unique popcorn flavor. Thanks for the great idea and recipe!

Mary Ann said...

I think I would love this. It sounds really interesting. I know how you feel though, sometimes you just aren't sure.

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Lemon Chiffon Cake said...

I agree with you that it needs a little clove spice in the recipe. Not true gingerbread taste. Your photo looks a little grainy and that was someone's complaint about the grainy texture from about.com. He thinks it's the molasses and when he substitute the corn syrup for the molasses, the popcorn came out glossy as caramel popcorn should be.

Lemon Chiffon Cake said...

FYI:
http://crumbsandchaos.blogspot.com/2010/12/gingerbread-caramel-crunch.html

Lemon Chiffon Cake said...

Here is a better recipe for Gingerbread Popcorn from my test kitchen:

http://lemonchiffoncake.blogspot.com/2010/12/gingerbread-caramel-popcorn.html

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Gingerbread Popcorn

I am not sure if I like this or not. I love popcorn, I love gingerbread, but put them together and I am not sure about it. I have a ton of recipes that I have collected over the years from magazines or ones that I have printed from places while web surfing. I have had this one for a couple of years, but I am not sure where I found it.

Making it was pretty simple, but I think that it needs to be tweaked some. I think next time, I will add a little cloves and maybe a little more brown sugar to it. Here's the recipe in case you want to try it out, and let me know if you make any changes to it and how it turns out.

Gingerbread Popcorn:

15 cups popped popcorn
1 cup butter
2 cups packed brown sugar
1/4 cup molasses
1/4 cup light corn syrup
1 Tbsp ground ginger
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda

Preheat oven to 250 degrees.

Line 2 large baking dishes (I used a 9x13 inch) with foil and coat with cooking spray. Fill each with 7 1/2 cups popcorn.

Combine butter, brown sugar, molasses, corn syrup, ginger, cinnamon, and salt in a large, heavy bottom saucepan. Heat over medium heat until mixture boils. Boil for 5 minutes; stirring frequently. Remove from heat and add baking soda. Pour over popcorn; toss to coat.

Bake at 250 degrees for one hour, carefully stirring the warm mixture about every 15 minutes. Cool completely.

13 comments:

Megan said...

You're right - I don't know how I would feel about that either. But it sure sounds good, much like the caramel corn I made a few days ago.

Dani said...

i am with you both, i love popcorn, but i am not sure about this variation.... have u ever tried paula dean's chocolate popcorn.... now thats a popcorn treat i can bite into :)

Katherine Aucoin said...

This is an interesting combination and sounds like it would be good, especially for the Christmas season; I would be curious and would want to try it.

The Blonde Duck said...

I love gingerbread! Not sure about popcorn though....

Megan said...

It sounds good! That chocolate popcorn that Dani mentioned, now that I might have to go search for!

Deborah said...

I have a ton of recipes that I've collected and I don't know where they've come from... I'm not a huge gingerbread fan, so I probably wouldn't love this, but it does sound interesting!

Maria said...

What a great snack!

Jude said...

Such a unique popcorn flavor. Thanks for the great idea and recipe!

Mary Ann said...

I think I would love this. It sounds really interesting. I know how you feel though, sometimes you just aren't sure.

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Lemon Chiffon Cake said...

I agree with you that it needs a little clove spice in the recipe. Not true gingerbread taste. Your photo looks a little grainy and that was someone's complaint about the grainy texture from about.com. He thinks it's the molasses and when he substitute the corn syrup for the molasses, the popcorn came out glossy as caramel popcorn should be.

Lemon Chiffon Cake said...

FYI:
http://crumbsandchaos.blogspot.com/2010/12/gingerbread-caramel-crunch.html

Lemon Chiffon Cake said...

Here is a better recipe for Gingerbread Popcorn from my test kitchen:

http://lemonchiffoncake.blogspot.com/2010/12/gingerbread-caramel-popcorn.html