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I don’t even know where to start to tell you about this recipe.  It is one that my friend, Marcy Howard, has made for all of us for many years.  It is also one we teach and share in Apples of Gold.

If you ever make it, it will become one of your favorite recipes, especially in the fall.  You could become know for it, your signature recipe.  It makes a foil turkey roasting pan full so there is lots to share.  We just moved to a new house, new neighborhood  and new friends to meet so I made a batch to share with them..  You know by now I am all about making dishes for your family and having some to share. Spreading  JOY!!!

We love it when our students from Apples of Gold let us know when they make one of the recipes from the classes.  This is one they make over and over.  On lots of occasions it has been made for out-of-town guest to have in their hotel rooms when they come in town for events like weddings.  Marcy makes it for her hairdresser, for the women at the nail salon, her neighbors and recently she went to a family reunion, so of course she made Popcorn Scramble for all of them.  I know you can buy something similar but this recipe is so much better because there aren’t any ingredients in it that  you can’t pronounce –  always a good thing.   There is no  need for additives for preserving it because it is gobbled up so fast.  

As we think about Thanksgiving and all we are thankful for, I hope you will make a batch of Popcorn Scramble and give it to someone who brings Joy to your life or to someone who needs some Joy in their life.  May God Bless you and grant you PEACE, MERCY and JOY this Thanksgiving as you give thanks to Him the giver of all good things.  

Joy Always, Cissy   

Ingredients for Popcorn Scramble

Ingredients for Popcorn Scramble

All ingredients mixed together before sauce

All ingredients mixed together before sauce

Meausre corn syrup in this handy measuring tool

Measure corn syrup in this handy measuring tool

Butter, brown sugar and corn syrup in pot ready to boil for 5 minutes

Butter, brown sugar and corn syrup in pot ready to boil for 5 minutes

Sauce boiling for 5 minutes without stirring

Sauce boiling for 5 minutes without stirring

Add Vanilla and Baking Soda - A chemical reaction will happen as you stir.

Add Vanilla and Baking Soda – A chemical reaction will happen as you stir.

Sauce showing Chemical reaction - it become foamy

Sauce showing Chemical reaction – it become foamy

Pour Sauce over popcorn mixture

Pour Sauce over popcorn mixture

Stir in sauce

Stir in sauce

Popcorn Scramble going into oven for baking

Popcorn Scramble after baking in oven    Ready to cool

Bags made from one recipe - Share some JOY!!!

Bags made from one recipe – Share some JOY!!!

 

 I would love to hear from you about how your family loved this recipe and where you shared it.  Also what are you thankful for this year?  Please leave a comment.  

Popcorn Scramble
Recipe type: Snack
 
Buttery, toffee popcorn snack with nuts and no preservatives.
Ingredients
  • 4 bags popped "natural" microwave popcorn.
  • Make sure to remove all un-popped kernels
  • 2 cups Cheerios
  • 2 cups Rice Chex
  • 1 cup Pecan pieces
  • 2 sticks butter
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • ½ cup light or dark corn syrup "Karo Syrup"
  • 1½ teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
Instructions
  1. Combine first four ingredients in a large foil turkey roasting pan; toss gently and set aside.
  2. Melt butter in large saucepan (non-stick if you have one); stir in brown sugar and corn syrup.
  3. Bring to a boil over low heat stirring constantly.
  4. Once boiling cook without stirring for 5 minutes
  5. Remove from heat.
  6. Stir in vanilla and baking soda (A chemical reaction will happen as you are stirring in the vanilla and baking soda).
  7. Pour over popcorn mixture; stir until mostly coated.
  8. Bake at 250 degrees for one hour stirring every 15 minutes.
  9. Cool and break apart and store in airtight containers like clear bags.
Notes
Measurements for Rice Chex and Cheerios Cereal doesn't have to be exact.
Start with 2 cups each and then add more of each to fill the pan.

Tidbit Tip: After popcorn has cooled in turkey pan place your arms around the pan and bend turkey pan in all directions to help break up the popcorn scramble for bagging.

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