Popping Into the Month of December-Peppermint Bark Popcorn with Cranberries and a Giveaway

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Peppermint and snowflakes, gift boxes and wrapping paper-it’s Christmastime. Time to take in the seasons greetings and cheer and relax and enjoy the family time.

My family and I recently enjoyed the newest Disney movie Frozen last weekend. It was hands down my newest favorite Disney feature. The morals, the storyline, the whole thing was just pure hearted and uplifting. All the boys and I were cracking up the whole time-with a few happy tears, too! I would see it again in a heartbeat.

And of course we had our bucket of popcorn and bubbly soda. But what I love about these popcorn and movie nights is the closeness it brings to our family of famished fish. Tis the season right?

So I thought, why not spread some Christmas cheer with another seasonal popcorn giveaway-and a $25 gift card for Fandango! If you’ve never heard of Fandago, it’s a website with a smart phone app, that enables you to buy and reserve movie tickets at select theaters across the US in advance.

And you’ll also get all the fix-ins to make this month’s featured Popcorn Flavor, Peppermint Bark Popcorn with Cranberries.

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Look at these yummy stir-in-gredients!

Fresh peppermint, sweet and tangy cranberries and smooth, rich white chocolate all wrapped up with buttery and salty popcorn.

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What you’ll need:
3 – 3.5 oz bags popped microwave popcorn
12 oz white chocolate chips
1 1/2 cups dried cranberries
8 candy canes, crushed (4 oz peppermint candy)
red sugar sprinkles (optional)

Get all your ingredients ready.

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Melt the white chocolate chips at 30 seconds intervals for 1-2 minutes, stirring between intervals.

Quickly stir in the crushed candy canes and pour over the popped corn.

Fold the peppermint bark into the popcorn quickly.

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Stir in the dried cranberries and sprinkle with red sugar sprinkles (optional).

Cool and serve.

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Peppermint Bark Popcorn with Cranberries

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Number of servings: 12

Per Serving 322 calories

Fat 14 g

Carbs 48 g

Protein 4 g

12


Peppermint Bark Popcorn with Cranberries

Weight Watchers PointsPlus®: 9

*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

  • 3 3.5 oz bags popped microwave popcorn
  • 12 oz white chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 cups dried cranberries
  • 4 oz peppermint candy
  • 2 tsp red sugar sprinkles (optional)

Instructions

  1. Get all your ingredients ready. Crush the peppermint candy canes (8 large candy canes or 4 oz peppermint candy).
  2. Melt the white chocolate chips at 30 seconds intervals for 1-2 minutes, stirring between intervals.
  3. Quickly stir in the crushed candy canes and pour over the popped corn.
  4. Fold the peppermint bark into the popcorn quickly.
  5. Stir in the dried cranberries and sprinkle with red sugar sprinkles (optional).
  6. Cool and serve.

What is your favorite Disney movie?

You may also enjoy Apple Spice Popcorn with Pecans

Popping Into the Month of November-Pumpkin Praline Popcorn

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It’s that time again.  Time to relax with a bowl of sweet and seasonal popcorn.  Full of pumpkin spice, sweet cream cheese icing, gooey caramel and crunchy almond slivers.

So follow along on how to make this and dig in.

What you’ll need:

2 bags light popcorn
2/3 cup pumpkin spice cake mix
8 oz white chocolate chips
3 Tb cream cheese icing
2 Tb caramel sauce
2 Tb slivered almonds

I used this Pillsbury Pumpkin Caramel Delight cake mix for this deliciously sweet popcorn.

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Pop the popcorn and pick through the unpopped kernels.

Melt the white chocolate chips in the microwave in a microwave safe dish for 90 seconds, stirring at 30 second intervals.

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VERY QUICKLY stir in the cake mix and the cream cheese icing. The mixture will harden.

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Using your hands, work into the popcorn in a large bowl.

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Spread popcorn in a casserole dish, drizzle with caramel sauce and sprinkle with almonds. Sprinkle with orange colored sugar (optional). Chill to harden and serve.

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Enjoy with some hot apple cider or a pumpkin spice latte.

Pumpkin Praline Popcorn

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Number of servings: 8

Per Serving 281 calories

Fat 12 g

Carbs 43 g

Protein 3 g

8


Pumpkin Praline Popcorn

Weight Watchers PointsPlus®: 7

*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

  • 8 cups popped popcorn
  • 2/3 cup pumpkin spice cake mix
  • 8 oz white chocolate chips
  • 3 Tb cream cheese icing
  • 2 Tb caramel sauce
  • 2 Tb slivered almonds

Instructions

  1. Pop the popcorn and pick through the unpopped kernels.
  2. Melt the white chocolate chips in the microwave in a microwave safe dish for 90 seconds, stirring at 30 second intervals.
  3. VERY QUICKLY stir in the cake mix and the cream cheese icing. The mixture will harden.
  4. Using your hands, work into the popcorn in a large bowl.
  5. Spread popcorn in a casserole dish, drizzle with caramel sauce and sprinkle with almonds. Sprinkle with orange colored sugar (optional). Chill to harden and serve.

Notes

Enjoy with some hot apple cider or a pumpkin spice latte.

What is your favorite popcorn spice?

You may also enjoy Buffalo Hot Wing Popcorn

A Spicy Savory Evening-Buffalo Hot Wing Popcorn

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So I’m chilling on this cozy Friday night on my sofa watching Junior Master Chef with Chef Gordon Ramsey and folding mass amounts of laundry. Nothing better to go with laundry than some popcorn right-built in napkins-wink, wink. No, not really.

But Friday nights and popcorn are perfect matches.

So I popped up this Buffalo Hot Wing Popcorn for a bit of spicy and savory in my evening.

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This quick snack serves two people.

Pop a bag of light microwave popcorn.
In a small microwave safe dish combine 1 Tb of butter, 1 tsp of chicken bouillon, and 1 tsp of Frank’s Red Hot Wing Sauce. Microwave for 20-25 seconds.

Drizzle over the popcorn in the bag and shake vigorously until popcorn is well coated.

Divide into two serving bowls and garnish with celery sticks and 1 tsp each blue cheese crumbles.

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Buffalo Hot Wing Popcorn

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Cook Time: 3 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Number of servings: 2

Per Serving 146 calories

Fat 11 g

Carbs 11 g

Protein 3 g

2


Buffalo Hot Wing Popcorn

Weight Watchers PointsPlus®: 2

*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

  • 4 cups popped popcorn
  • 1 Tb butter
  • 1 tsp chicken bouillon
  • 1 tsp Frank's Hot Wing Sauce
  • 2 tsp blue cheese, crumbled
  • 1 stalk celery

Instructions

  1. Pop a bag of light microwave popcorn.
  2. In a small microwave safe dish combine 1 Tb of butter, 1 tsp of chicken bouillon, and 1 tsp of Frank’s Red Hot Wing Sauce. Microwave for 20-25 seconds.
  3. Drizzle over the popcorn in the bag and shake vigorously until popcorn is well coated.
  4. Divide into two serving bowls and garnish with celery sticks and 1 tsp each blue cheese crumbles.

Popping Into the Month of October-Halloweentime Popcorn

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Witches, goblins, and pumpkins galore have been lining up the aisles of every grocery and retail store alike. Bags of chocolate and peanut butter covered in bright orange and black candy shells are stocked to the brim of every candy bin.

Halloween is in the air. Fall is in the air. Kids are happy.

So why not make movie night extra special this month and make every weekend Halloween? Make this Halloweentime Popcorn. Your kids will thank you. And maybe your husband and co-workers will too! Especially when it’s packed with these festive candies!

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Start by popping 3 bags of light butter popcorn.  Spread it out on a sheet pan and pick out the un-popped kernels.

Pour it into a large bowl.  Melt one 12 oz. bag of white chocolate chips in the microwave in a microwave safe bowl at 30 second intervals, heating and stirring between intervals until melted, about 1-2 minutes.

Pour the melted white chocolate over the popcorn and toss well.

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Add one 10 oz. box of Milk Duds and one 10.5 oz. bag of Reese’s Pieces.  Toss well.

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Pour onto a sheet pan covered in wax paper and spread evenly.  Sprinkle with an abundant amount of orange and black nonpareils sprinkles.

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Refrigerate for 10 minutes until hardened.  Break into pieces and serve in a festive bowl.

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Makes 10 festive 2 cup servings.

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Would you like a chance to try this popcorn for FREE? Enter our Rafflecopter giveaway below to be entered in a drawing to get all the things you need to make this wonderful treat of Halloweentime Popcorn.

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Halloweentime Popcorn

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Number of servings: 10

Per Serving 197 calories

Fat 10 g

Carbs 25 g

Protein 4 g

10


Halloweentime Popcorn

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

  • 3 bags light butter popcorn
  • 1 - 12 oz. bag white chocolate chips
  • 1 - 10 oz. box Milk Duds
  • 1 - 10.5 oz. bag Reese's Pieces
  • 2 Tb nonpareils

Instructions

  1. Pop the bags of popcorn in the microwave according to package directions. Spread out on a sheet pan and pick out the un-popped kernels. Pour it into a large bowl.
  2. Melt one 12 oz. bag of white chocolate chips in the microwave in a microwave safe bowl at 30 second intervals, heating and stirring between intervals until melted, about 1-2 minutes.
  3. Pour the melted white chocolate over the popcorn and toss well.
  4. Add the box of Milk Duds and the bag of Reese’s Pieces. Toss well.
  5. Pour onto a sheet pan covered in wax paper and spread evenly. Sprinkle with an abundant amount of orange and black nonpareils sprinkles.
  6. Refrigerate for 10 minutes until hardened. Break into pieces and serve in a festive bowl.

You may also enjoy Frozen Banana Pudding Cake Pops

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

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