Monday, November 21, 2016

A Fall Treat - Carmel Crunch Popcorn Recipe and Packaging

Every year when the weather gets cool enough to turn on the oven I make this carmel corn crunch mix. That's always in the fall and has become a tradition in our home. I always make several batches and bag them in cellophane bags and dress them up to give to family and friends. When everyone leaves after the big meal on Thanksgiving they'll be taking one of these with them.

I made a tag with stamps and die cuts from Reverse Confetti and some colorful Twinery Twine - this is a brand new color called Icicle - it s a mix of Caribbean and Denim and is a gorgeous pop of color on any project.
Here's the details on the pretty tag.  I started with Woodgrain Confetti Cuts for a base.  I inked up the edges to bring out some of the debossed pattern on the die.  Next I cut two of the tags from Tall Tag Trio - I used them as accents for my label, only the edges are peeking out from under.   I topped that with a Give Thnaks label wtih a wood grain heart watermark (theheart stamp is from Forever Fall).  The pretty flowers are from Garden Bunch.  I added Wheat Confetti Cut as a leaf.  I used Reverse Confetti Cardstock in Iced Aqua and RC Aqua.

I also used Icicle twine to attach the tag to the treat bag! I love leaving the ends long!

I thought you might want the recipe too! Here's what you need...

3 Quarts popped popcorn (12 Cups)

2 Cups Cheerios
6 Cups Corn or Rice Chex (I used Crispix)
2 Cups Salted Nuts (I use 1 Cup Salted Peanuts and 1 Cup of Salted Mixed Nuts)

1 Cup Packed Brown Sugar
3/4 Cup Corn Syrup
1/4 Cup Butter (1/2 a stick)
2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
1 teaspoon Baking Soda
Dash of Pumpkin Pie Spice

Heat oven to 250

Spray a large roasting pan (I use a disposable aluminum one for easy clean up) with no stick cooking spray. Combine popcorn, cereal and nuts in the pan.

In a large saucepan combine the brown sugar, corn syrup and butter. Bring to a rolling boil, Boil for 3 minutes stirring occasionally.

Remove from heat, and quickly stir in vanilla and baking soda until mixture is light and foamy. Immediately drizzle over the popcorn mixture and mix well.

Bake uncovered at 250 for one hour stirring every 15 minutes.

Cool completely and enjoy!
Wishing you all a blessed Thanksgiving surrounded by those you love!

Stamps | Reverse Confetti Forever Fall, Give Thanks, Garden Bunch
Dies | Reverse Confetti Wheat, Give Thanks Label, Hang Ups Too, Woodgrain Confetti Cuts, Tall Tag Trio, Garden Bunch 
Twinery  Icicle Twine
Ribbon | Costco


Lisa Elton said...

That's a pretty little tag on your yummy little package!!

Diane Jaquay said...

Such a gorgeous tag, Jeanne, and the caramel corn mix looks YUMMY!!

cm said...

Your tag is gorgeous; a gift in and of itself! As for the caramel corn....oh my1 I don't think I'd get many treat packages out the door, as I'd be eating this by the handfuls! Scrumptious! Recipe saved and will certainly be tried! Taste buds tingling...

Kim Heggins said...

So beautiful Jeanne and so excited to see you share that recipe for that incredible treat! Thank you so much.