June 25, 2015

Caramel Pecan Puffcorn and Peanut Butter Puffcorn

Yum
On the Menu Today~
Caramel Pecan Puffcorn and
Peanut Butter Peanut Puffcorn~


If you are from the Upper Midwest,
you are no doubt familiar with Old Dutch Snacks.

Old Dutch makes a delicious snack called: Puffcorn.
Puffcorn is the star ingredient in both of the recipes featured here.
Caramel Pecan Puffcorn and
Peanut Butter Peanut Puffcorn.
Both recipes are easy to prepare and
Oh so delicious~

What is Puffcorn??


Old Dutch says it best..
"Our popcorn is puffed full of pure goodness with a light and delicious popcorn flavor. It melts in your mouth and has no hard kernels or hulls. And like all Old Dutch snacks, our Puffcorn is always homegrown and delivered from the heart of the Upper Midwest."
If you can't find Old Dutch Products in your area,
Frito Lay has a snack called Chester's Puffcorn

Chester's Puffcorn is a great alternative to Old Dutch Puffcorn.
It can be found throughout the US.
Chester's is also very inexpensive.
Usually sold for around $2.00 a bag.

Since puffcorn doesn't contain hard kernels or hulls,
it's wonderful for people who suffer from diverticulitis or other digestive issues.

 


Caramel Pecan Puffcorn

Ingredients
  • 1 bag Old Dutch Puffcorn
  • 1 cup butter (Not Margarine)
  • 1 1/4 cups brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 cup pecan halves
  • 1/2 of a 13 ounce container Hershey's chocolate spread
Cooking Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 250º F.
  2. Combine butter, brown sugar, and light corn syrup in a 2 quart sauce pan.
  3. Cook on medium heat until butter has melted and sugar is dissolved.
  4. Add the baking soda and salt if using. (Note: This will cause the mixture to foam)
  5. In a large roaster pan, pour Old Dutch Puffcorn and pecans.
  6. Pour caramel mixture over the puffcorn/pecans, stir until combined.
  7. Place in the oven for 45 minutes, stirring every 10 to 15 minutes.
  8. Remove from oven. Pour mixture onto waxed paper lined counter top.
  9. Place Hershey's chocolate spread in a glass measuring cup.
  10. Microwave for 30 seconds, stir.
  11. Repeat until melted, pour over puffcorn.
  12. Break up puffcorn when cool.




Peanut Butter Puffcorn

Ingredients
  • 1 bag Old Dutch Puffcorn
  • 3/4 cup butter, (Not Margarine)
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1 1/4 cups brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped salted peanuts
Cooking Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 250º F.
  2. Combine butter, peanut butter, brown sugar, and light corn syrup in a 2 quart sauce pan. Cook over medium heat, stirring until butter has melted, sugar has dissolved and mixture is smooth.
  3. Bring to a boil, cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Add the baking soda and salt if using. (Note: This will cause the mixture to foam)
  4. In a large roaster pan, pour Old Dutch Puffcorn and salted peanuts.
  5. Pour peanut butter mixture over puffcorn/peanuts.
  6. Stir until combined. Place in the oven for 45 minutes, stir every 10-15 minutes.
  7. Remove from oven. Pour mixture onto waxed paper lined counter top.
  8. Break up when cool

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1 comment:

  1. Hi Lynn, your puffcorn look addictive, look like the kind of snacks that hard to stop munching. I yet to try puffcorn but not sure if we can get it here. Will check it out at the international section. Thanks for sharing.

    Have a wonderful Sunday.
    Amelia

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