Popping Into the Month of September-Apple Spice Popcorn with Pecans

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Two weeks ago as we were approaching Friday night and I could think nothing more of getting home and relaxing on the couch watching a movie, I decided I wanted some popcorn. Some special popcorn.  Last year at the end of school, I made all my boys’ teachers special Cake Batter Popcorn-with a poem and all. That Cake Batter Popcorn was so good I thought I’d start a theme of monthly popcorn recipes-and give them away!

That’s right, enter my contest through Rafflecopter and one random entrant will win the dry ingredients needed to make this.

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I am starting off my popcorn addiction with Apple Spice Popcorn with Pecans.  Just a wonderful touch of fall in a sweet and spiced up crunchy bite. Here’s the topping line up. You can never go wrong with white chocolate! I used BareFruit dried crispy apples in Granny Smith and Fuji Red.  Oh so delicious, these are better than a bag of chips.  And Pillsbury Apple Spice Cake Mix is the star here.  Well, besides the popcorn. Here is the topping line up.  Can you just imagine it?

What You’ll Need:

2 1/2 bags of popped popcorn

1 1/2 cups apple chips, crushed with hands

1 cups pecans, chopped 12 oz bag white chocolate chips

2/3 cup apple spice cake mix 1/2 tsp allspice

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Start by popping all three bags of popcorn.  You will use 2 1/2 bags of the popped popcorn.  Throw the rest of the popped corn in your kid’s lunch the next day.  Next

pour out the popcorn on a sheet pan, pick out all of the un-popped kernels and dump the popcorn in a BIG bowl.  Add the crushed apple chips and chopped pecans and toss.

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Next melt the white chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl at 30 second intervals, stirring in between, about 1-2 minutes. Stir in the cake mix and allspice.

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Mix well. Working quickly, pour the white chocolate mixture over the popcorn and toss with a nonstick spatula, stirring carefully to avoid breaking up the popcorn.

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Pour mixture on a sheet pan covered in wax paper and pop in the refrigerator for about 10-20 minutes, until the mixture has hardened.

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Transfer popcorn back to the bowl and enjoy.  To store, cover and keep at room temperature for up to a week-if it lasts that long in your house.

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Apple Spice Popcorn with Pecans

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Number of servings: 10

Per Serving 296 calories

Fat 16 g

Carbs 36 g

Protein 3 g

10

Apple Spice Popcorn with Pecans

Weight Watchers PointsPlus®: 5

*Nutritional value may vary depending upon which ingredients are used.

*PointsPlus® calculated by Famished Fish and in no way endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 packages of popped light popcorn
  • 1 1/2 cups barefruit apple chips, crushed with hands
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped
  • 12 oz bag white chocolate chips
  • 2/3 cup apple spice cake mix
  • 1/2 tsp allspice

Instructions

  1. Start by popping all three bags of popcorn.
  2. Next pour out the popcorn on a sheet pan, pick out all of the un-popped kernels and dump the popcorn in a BIG bowl.
  3. Add the crushed apple chips and chopped pecans and toss.
  4. Next melt the white chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl at 30 second intervals, stirring in between, about 1-2 minutes.
  5. Stir in the cake mix and allspice.
  6. Mix well. Working quickly, pour the white chocolate mixture over the popcorn and toss with a nonstick spatula, stirring carefully to avoid breaking up the popcorn.
  7. Pour mixture on a sheet pan covered in wax paper. Refrigerate for about 10-20 minutes, until the mixture has hardened.
  8. Transfer popcorn back to the bowl and enjoy.

Notes

To store, cover and keep at room temperature for up to a week-if it lasts that long in your house. Makes 10, 2 cup servings.

What is your favorite popcorn topping?  Got ideas or suggestions-let me know! You may also enjoy Lowfat Caramel Cheesecake Dip for Apples, Fruit and Crackers

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