Sunday, December 22, 2013

Christmas Series Day 30 - Peanut Butter Popcorn Tree

On the 30th Day of Christmas
Santa brought to me

A great idea to add to your goodie plates!
So I am sharing it with all of you
Today I am personally posting :)

My gift to You is a post on
 "Peanut Butter Popcorn Tree"

Here I am posting the last post for my Terrific Christmas Series. 
We had a lot of great bloggers share some wonderful christmas ideas. 

For the last post of the series I am sharing with you a post of a family tradition. Growing up when we would put goodie plates together for family and friends we would love to make peanut butter popcorn and shape them into trees.  Then once they were shaped we would decorate them with gumdrops. 

This year I wanted to add a little bit more to my trees, so I added licorice ropes and a peppermint pat tie cut into the shape of a star and placed on top.

To make a batch of peanut butter popcorn. 
Get your popcorn popper out and pop 3 quarts of plain unsalted, unbuttered popcorn.
Add a up of chopped up walnuts to the dry popcorn in a large bowl.

Before making the peanut butter mixture clean off a counter or table and lay down waxed paper.

Now on the stove in a pot, turn your stove onto medium high heat. Add  1 cup sugar and 1 cup of karl syrup. Stir the 2 ingredients until the sugar dissolves and it is bubbling (make sure you continually stir through this process so it doesn't burn). Once it is bubbling, take off the stove and add 1 cup of crunchy peanut butter to the mix, continuing to stir. Last ingredient is 2 1/2 tsp of vanilla adding it to the mix. 

Now pour mixture on top of the popcorn in the large bowl and stir until peanut butter mixture covers all the popcorn. 

Dump out onto waxed paper, separate and let cool slightly.

Before popcorn has completely cooled shape into trees, balls or whatever shape you would like. 

Love Bakes Good Cakes

1 comment:

  1. Love this idea. The kids enjoy helping to make these types of holiday treats.

    Thanks for sharing. Pinning and sharing.