Look what I got....
A brand new popcorn popper!
This is a gift from my mom for Christmas.
I had one before that, that my mom had actually given me for a wedding shower present.
See I really love popcorn, but not so much the microwave stuff, mostly the homemade kind.
And I make it a lot!
So on Halloween when my husband and I went to sit down and have serial killer documentary night (yes that is how we spent our Halloween, and no, I am not creepy) I wanted to pop some popcorn to make this really yummy popcorn recipe that my mom makes (which I will get to later) my popcorn machine broke. It made this really loud noise and wouldn't pop the kernals, it just burnt the kernals. Well I was not pleased, not pleased at all. I really wanted that popcorn cause it was going to be a tradition that I made it every Halloween. I even tried popping popcorn on the stove, which I didn't even know how to do, and that ended not so well. So I eventually, after like an hour, gave up. But only after a lot of grumbling... And I could have bought another popcorn popper another night, I just didn't feel like buying another popper.
But my lovely mom bought me another one, hooray. Thanks mom!
Last night I took it out and finally got to have some homemade popcorn goodness.
Here is my mom's delicious marshmallow popcorn recipe that I talked about above. I didn't make it last night, I wanted something salty, not sweet. Plus I have way too many sweets in my house already. So the above pics are just regular butter popcorn. But this recipe is super duper fabulous and easy. I usually don't like sweet popcorn, kettle corn, that stuff is sick! But this kind I really love. My hubby ate it a few years ago for the first time and I swear he talked about it for a year...
Mom's Marshmallow Popcorn
1 cup unpopped popcorn kernels
3 c. mini marshmallows
1 c. salted peanuts
1 c. melted butter
1 c. sugar
1 /2 c. karo light corn syrup
In a sauce pan melt butter, sugar, and karo syrup, simmer 3 minutes stirring constantly. In the mean time pop the popcorn kernals and place popped corn in large bowl. Pour the melted sugar/syrup mix all over the popcorn, stir in peanuts and mini marshmallows.
My mom usually makes this on Halloween, so she puts in a Halloween candy mix. With like candy corn and those pumpkins and stuff in it. Its really good that way. You could put like jelly beans or any candy you wish really.