Friday, February 26, 2016

Chipotle Sweet and Salty Caramel Glazed Popcorn and a #WholeFoods #Giveaway


It's Friday and we are going to make this fast. Friday is my day to be happy and happy hour is almost upon us. For that matter Sunday night is Oscar's night and that is almost upon us, too! I do enjoy watching the Academy Awards; the primary reason being that I enjoy seeing the glitz. It's such a foreign world to me and once a year viewing provides me a lot of entertainment. Most of the time it is my first glimpse into what I've missed and then I know what I need to see.

Whole Foods has us thinking Oscar parties. Well, just because you are having a party does not mean one has to break the bank. Shopping at Whole Foods provides a myriad of options such as wings, meatballs, savory cheese such as Parmigiano Reggiano and even grapes are on sale this week. Think finger foods and keep it simple.  I've supplied you with a quick recipe that is good enough to get the party started and perfect to munch on through out. Make a lot because it is addicting. This recipe came from Whole Foods but in true fashion I had to doctor it up with some of my favorite movie munchies. Think chips and M and M's. On another note, this travels well in one's purse when one actually goes to see the movies! And the award goes to...well really...this popcorn!


Whole Foods is giving away 1 $25 gift card to help fill your basket. This post is sponsored by Whole Foods but all opinions are mine. Open only to US residents. No compensation has been given, but products have been provided. Giveaway closes on March 31st, 2016Winner will be chosen by Random Number Generator. 
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Chipotle Sweet and Salty Caramel Glazed Popcorn
Adapted From: Whole Foods
Serves:
Time To Make: About 15 minutes and 30 minutes to bake
Ingredients:
8 c popped popcorn
5 T butter
1 c slivered almonds
1/2 c kettle potato chips
2/3 c brown sugar
1/4 c maple syrup
1 t ground chipotle powder
1/2 t sea salt
1/2 c M and M's
Directions:
Preheat oven to 300. Line 1 or 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or a Silpat. Place popcorn, nuts and potato chips in a large bowl and set aside. In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium high heat. Add sugar, maple syrup, chipotle powder and salt and bring to a boil. Stir to dissolve salt and then boil for 1 minute. Remove from heat and slowly drizzle over popcorn mixture in bowl. Fold glaze in to coat mixture evenly. Place mixture on baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes. Stir and add M and M's. Bake another 15 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool completely.

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47 comments:

  1. I am an e-mail subscriber. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  2. My favorite snack is pesto on baguette.

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  3. My favorite snack is almonds

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  4. I subscribe to your emails

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  6. My boys love it when I make homemade caramel corn. I think I'll mix it up next time with your recipe. It looks wonderful!

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  7. I love trail mix and Greek yogurt.

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  8. I love this decked out popcorn! I'd be parked right next to the bowl if this was served at an Oscar party I attended. Popcorn is truly one of my favorite snacks :)

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  9. Salty and sweet is such a great combo, isn't it? Throw in some heat, and it's perfect. As is this recipe. Thanks!

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  10. My favorite snack is anything with dark chocolate-cookies, bundts, brownies, granola etc.

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  11. I like the combo of sweet and salty...bet this is addictive!

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  12. Hey hey hey..not entering..I am Canadian..no Whole Foods..BUT your post got to me..through another email addy:)

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  13. I know I'd love this! For us, our snack during the Oscars will likely be plain 'ol popcorn - boring, I know :)

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  14. My favorite snack is caramel popcorn

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  15. I follow you on Pinterest. http://www.pinterest.com/amylou61/

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  16. My favorite snack is Greek Yogurt with fresh fruit and granola.
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  17. I follow you on Pinterest with the name Jeffrey Lammers.
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  18. I am still making your crack granola by the tray-full and there seems to be no sight of them ever getting tired of it.
    I bet if I made this, it would be the same story! Now I am thinking if I should make it and get them hooked !!

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  19. My favorite snack is chips and guacamole.

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  20. I follow on Twitter @rubylorikeet

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  21. Ice cream is my favorite snack.

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  22. I follow on pinterest.
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  23. This looks and sounds delicious! I love savory and sweet! My favorite snack would definitely have to be pretzel chips with hummus!
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  24. I am subscribed via email!
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  25. I follow you on pinterest! username : mmstarla

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  26. I do not wish to participate in the give-away, Abbe, but you can pass some of that popcorn over here. I sure could have used some last night.

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  27. This looks extremely addictive! YUM!

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  28. It's really hard to pick just one favorite snack - but I think popcorn is right up there!

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  29. Chipotle and caramel may be my new fav thing. Beautifully presented. GREG

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  30. Hi Abbe, this is wonderful snacking food, love that you added potato chips!

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  31. I didn't watch the Oscars but I would have if I could have had this popcorn!

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  32. Abbe, this is a wonderful easy and delicious recipe for snacking, not only on Oscar nights but for a movie night too. I believe my kids will go crazy and call me the best mom everrrrrr if I made this for them :)... Pinned

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  33. Hi! Veggies and hummus is one of my favorite snacks!

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  34. Caramel Corn is a favorite of ours for both football season and March Madness. I can't wait to see what they think when I change it up and try this recipe!

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  35. Kristin G
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    My favorite snack is a handful of pita chips. Love to dip them in hummus.

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  36. What a lovely snack! Yum ♥

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  37. this looks amazing! and i'm sure my hubby would love it too :) my favorite snack is always changing but for now it's homemade chocolate oatmeal granola bars!

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  38. Sounds like an addicting snack…I bet you can't have just one handful. My favorite snack is nuts.

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  39. We are talking a total addiction here right? I think I'm already addicted just looking at the pictures.

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