Monday, November 9, 2009

Goodies for Giving *Chocolate-Peanut Popcorn*

Chocolate-Peanut Popcorn

12 cups popped popcorn 1 cup corn syrup
2 1/4 cups salted peanuts 1/4 cup butter
1 3/4 cup milk chocolate chips

Combine popcorn and nuts in a greased roasting pan; set aside. In a heavy saucepan, melt together chocolate chips, corn syrup and butter, stirring constantly. Bring mixture to a boil; pour over popcorn, tossing well to coat. Bake at 300 degrees for 30-40 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes. Remove from oven, stir and allow to cool slightly in pan. Remove popcorn to a baking sheet lined with wax paper to cool completely. Store in an airtight container. Makes 14 cups.

Whole Foods sells wax small paper bags that you can use to put 1 cup increments into. Then put that bag into a paper lunch sack that has been decorated. Top it off with some ribbon and your done. Perfect frugal gift to give co workers, neighbors or just special someones.

Extra Zest
Maybe after you bake the popcorn, throw in some holiday sprinkles.

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