Friday, January 15, 2010

CinnaBun Popcorn

I had this bookmarked from Best Bites, which has a great tutorial if you want one. Then Kara's Kitchen Creations posted it again and motivated me to try it. After I made a pan, I knew I had to make a second batch (I made it to give for some gifts) John came home and immediately ruined his dinner with it :) You should try it...it's so yummy! The original recipe calls for pecans, but we don't like them so this is how I made it:

John's Rating: 9
12 cups popped popcorn (about 1/2 cup unpopped)
1 cup brown sugar
3/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup corn syrup
1/2 cup soft butter
1tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp baking soda
White chocolate (about 4 oz)

Place popcorn large bowl and set aside. **To get rid of all the unpopped kernels, place a grid cooling rack over your bowl of popcorn. Invert it and shake. The kernels will all fall through the holes but the popcorn won't fit. It works great!

Preheat oven to 250

Combine brown sugar and cinnamon in a large glass bowl. Mix well. Add butter and corn syrup. Microwave on high for 30 seconds; stir to combine. Return to microwave and heat for 2 minutes. Remove and stir. Microwave for 2 more minutes. Stir in vanilla and baking soda. Mixture will foam. Pour caramel mixture over popcorn and pecans and stir till everything is well coated. Line a jelly roll pan with foil and spray with non-stick spray. Pour popcorn onto foil. Place in oven and bake for 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes. Melt white chocolate and drizzle with a fork over popcorn mixture. When chocolate is set and popcorn is cool, break into chunks. Enjoy!

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