Gingerbread from Tauni at SNAP {Christmas Tradition Series}

 

This Recipe from Tauni looks delicious!  What a fun tradition to make this each year!  Thank YOU Tauni!

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HELLOOO holiday friends! My name is Tauni, I run a website and conference for DIY and craft bloggers called SNAP! as well as a fun craft competition site called SYTYC. tauniToday I am smooshing a few of my FAVORITE holiday snacks together and sharing them with you!

We’re making GINGERBREAD POPCORN!

Gingerbread Popcorn Recipe via SNAP! Before I get my store started and dive into the recipe though, I want to let you in on a little something… I am so excited to be visiting the Crafting Chicks today! It’s such an honor to be guest posting here. I don’t just like these girls. I ADORE them! Anyway, I could go on, but you’re here. You get it. You know how amazing they are! It seems to me the holiday traditions that really endure are typically the most simple ones. There are few things more pervasive in holiday history than popcorn (think strings decorating the tree) and gingerbread (oh the smell…sigh). Growing up my mom had a special gingerbread recipe that was on regular rotation during the holidays and now I like to make at least one batch of gingerbread every year. When I saw a recipe for gingerbread popcorn a couple of years ago, I knew it was the perfect snack addition to our world! I’ve tweaked it here and there through the years and I think it’s finally just right. The first thing I had to figure out when I made this recipe was how to fluff up enough popcorn (it calls for 14 cups!). I don’t know about you guys, but I don’t own an actually air popcorn popper and I don’t have the patience for stove top popped corn. When it comes to popcorn, I am sort of microwave dependent. Eep! The challenge? I didn’t want to microwave four or five bags of popcorn every time I made this recipe. DIY Microwave Popcorn via SNAP! Did you know that you can create your own “microwave” popcorn? It’s so easy and SOOO much cheaper. If you’re in the same boat as I am, “pop” over to my site to snag the directions for DIY microwave popcorn. But back to the recipe…

Gingerbread Popcorn Recipe

Gingerbread Popcorn Recipe via SNAP!Ingredients

  • 14 c. popcorn (sometimes I like a little bit lighter popcorn and will add one or two additional cups)
  • 1/2 c. butter, cubed
  • 3/4 c. brown sugar
  • ¼ c. corn syrup
  • ¼ c. molasses
  • 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. cloves
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 3/4 tsp. vanilla
  • ½ tsp. baking soda

Instructions

  1. Pop popcorn and place in a butter coated (I use butter spray) bowl.
  2. Prep two large cookie sheets with a light coat of baking spray.
  3. Preheat the oven to 250 degrees.
  4. Melt butter, brown sugar, corn syrup, mollasses, ginger, cinnamon, cloves and salt. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly for about five minutes. Your syrup should be dark amber-brown.
  5. Pull off heat and add vanilla and baking soda. Your caramel syrup should get very light and fluffy.
  6. Immediately pour the frothy mixture over the popcorn in the bowl, mixing it well.
  7. Transfer the popcorn to cookie sheets and place in the heated oven for 45 min. to an hour. Gently stir the popcorn every 10-15 minutes. If you can’t keep an eye on it, the coating on the popcorn WILL burn. It’s better to take it out early than leave it in too long.
  8. Store in an airtight container.

Gingerbread Popcorn Recipe via SNAP!Oh man. This stuff is like Christmas crack! Hope you enjoy. If you’re looking for a SUPER-EASY gingerbread cookie recipe, I’ve got you covered. Come on over and try grab the recipe for the softest, most delicious gingerbread you will ever eat! Easy Gingerbread Cookie Recipe via SNAP!Thanks for letting me stop by!

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