Thoughts on Smuckers and Caramel Apple Popcorn #Recipe #HolidayTips

Caramel Apple Popcorn #Recipe #HolidayTips

 

Stepping inside the headquarters of the J.M. Smucker Company in Orville, Ohio was like gliding into a baking wonderland.  A subtle blend of aromatic fruits, fresh brewed coffee and something  reminiscent of cinnamon rolls permeates the air in every nook and cranny of the welcoming facilities.

Growing up with Smuckers, I still had that small town family-oriented view of the company, one that I found still holds true in every facet of their business today.  A business that has grown leaps and bounds to include a thoroughbred corral of brands including many of my personal baking favorites: Crisco, PETMilk, Jif, White Lily, Eagle Brand and even the dry goods side of Pillsbury.

During my press trip, the kitchen-savvy folks at Smuckers served up plenty of holiday recipes and tips that I’ll be sharing with you throughout the month, beginning with a delightfully crisp apple snack that’s chock full of fall flavors and sweet surprises.

Caramel Apple Popcorn is perfect for Halloween parties, a game day snack or simply enjoying as an everyday treat.

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Caramel Apple Popcorn #Recipe #HolidayTips

Caramel Apple Popcorn

Makes: 6 to 8 Servings Preparation Time: 15 Minutes Cooking Time: 25 Minutes

Ingredients

• Crisco® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray
• 2 (2.75 oz.) pkgs. butter flavored microwave popcorn, popped
• 2 cups pecan halves
• 1 container Pillsbury® Creamy Supreme® Caramel Apple Flavored Frosting
• 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
• 4 cups lightly crushed dried apple chips
• 1/4 tsp. salt

Directions

HEAT oven to 250°F. Coat 2 (15 x 10 x 1-inch) baking pans with no-stick cooking spray. Combine popped popcorn and pecans in large bowl.

REMOVE lid and foil seal from frosting container. Microwave on HIGH for 30 seconds. Stir until smooth. Pour over popcorn mixture. Stir to coat evenly.

SPREAD evenly on prepared baking sheets. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Bake 20 to 25 minutes until crunchy, stirring occasionally. Remove from oven. Toss with apple chips, Sprinkle with salt. Allow to cool completely. Store in airtight container for up to one week.

©/TM/® The J.M. Smucker Company

Smuckers #HolidayTips
Special thanks to J. M. Smucker Company for providing recipes and materials to help facilitate this post.  
I attended the Holiday Traditions event as a member of the Mom Bloggers Club.  

 

by
Barb Webb. Founder and Editor of Rural Mom, is an author and sustainable living expert nesting in Appalachian Kentucky. When she’s not chasing chickens around the farm or engaging in mock Jedi battles, she’s writing about country living and artisan culture.
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Comments

    • Pam
    • October 7, 2013
    Reply

    Yum! I have so many Smuckers products sitting around our house I know I could whip these up in just a few minutes! Thanks for sharing the details of your trip.

      • Barb Webb
      • October 7, 2013
      Reply

      I know, right? Certainly have a house full of all these goodies.! Happy to share the details, there’s more to come and more great recipes, stay tuned!

    • Melanie a/k/a Crazy Mom
    • October 7, 2013
    Reply

    YUMM.. this looks sooo festive, yet it’s “JUST” popcorn.. love the idea caramel apple… I know my kids are BIG Popcorn junkies, so this would be a great treat for them that they wouldn’t expect. Thanks for sharing a fun and yummy recipe… who doesn’t like Smuckers …:-)?

      • Barb Webb
      • October 7, 2013
      Reply

      The flavor blend is amazing, I’m sure you’ll all enjoy it! Thanks for stopping by Melanie!

    • Lexie Lane
    • October 7, 2013
    Reply

    Whoa! This is really creative! I love caramel popcorn! Yum!!!!

      • Barb Webb
      • October 7, 2013
      Reply

      The creativity at Smuckers is amazing. You can find more ideas on all of their websites, too, including PillsburyBaking.com We’ll be sharing more on Rural Mom, too, throughout the month.

    • Grace
    • October 7, 2013
    Reply

    This looks like a fun snack to make before watching some movies. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe.

      • Barb Webb
      • October 7, 2013
      Reply

      What a great idea, Grace! Would be terrific for a family movie night!

    • ReviewsSheROTE Pamela R
    • October 7, 2013
    Reply

    This looks like a snack we’ll be making this weekend =)

      • Barb Webb
      • October 7, 2013
      Reply

      Awesome, enjoy! If you get the chance, stop back and let us know what you think, Pamela.

    • prototypemama
    • October 7, 2013
    Reply

    I love trying new snacks with the kids! This look so good and fun to make!

      • Barb Webb
      • October 17, 2013
      Reply

      It’s quickly becoming a favorite around here, I think you’ll certainly enjoy making it, too!

    • Courtney Gillard
    • October 9, 2013
    Reply

    The popcorn is a great idea. I just got my husband some Smucker’s hot fudge and caramel for a sundae craving, and I can use it for the popcorn recipe…thanks!

      • Barb Webb
      • October 17, 2013
      Reply

      Fabulous Courtney, enjoy!

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