There were two seasons where I grew up. Summer and winter. It was the middle of the desert where everything was brown all year round. And if you think I’m kidding…. I’ll find some photos and post them sometime! Summers were a whopping 110 degrees on a good day, and winters were a bitter 20. There was no midway. I could not wait to get out of there! (Sorry mom & dad!)
Here in Utah it is quite different. The leaves slowly start to change from green to beautiful golden yellows and reds. The weather adjusts from the 80’s to mid/low 70’s. It’s so perfect! I am pretty sure that is the reason that I am obsessed with fall. Thank you Utah for giving me an appreciation of the seasons!
Today I want to share a fun ‘seasonal’ treat!
12 C popped popcorn
1 C brown sugar
1/4 C honey
1/2 C. salted butter
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. vanilla
– Place your popcorn in a large bowl and set it aside. Preheat your oven to 200 degrees, and line a large baking tray with foil.
– Place the brown sugar in a glass bowl. Chop the butter and place on the top of the sugar. Drizzle with honey.
– Microwave for 30 seconds. Stir until combined. Microwave for 2 minutes, and stir. Microwave one last time for two minutes. Stir, mixing in the baking soda and vanilla. (NOTE: the soda causes the caramel to foam up a bit. Make sure you use a fairly large bowl. Pour over your popcorn, and mix until it is well coated. Transger your popcorn onto the foil lined tray. Bake for 30 minutes, stirring once half way through.
– Cool completely & package as desired.
We chose to use some cute spider bags. These will be a special treat to the folks up at Daxton’s preschool, as well as some family! (shhhhh…. don’t tell them!)
This also happens to be one of those things that I just can’t stop taking pictures of…. Not kidding. I think I took 30 pictures…
If you get a chance, try out the Our Best Bites version! I was worried about people not loving the nuts, and know some of them aren’t fans of cinnamon, so I changed the recipe to fit my needs. The original is SOOOOOO good! Give it a try! :0)