Peanut Butter Carmel Corn

Peanut Butter Caramel Corn
Recipe type: Snack
Serves: 20 (serving size: about ¾ cup).
  • Cooking spray
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • ½ cup unpopped popcorn
  • kernels
  • ½ cup sliced almonds
  • ? cup packed brown sugar
  • ? cup light-colored corn syrup
  • 2. tablespoons butter
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. Preheat oven to 250.
  2. Line a jelly-roll pan with parchment paper; coat paper with cooking spray.
  3. Heat oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add popcorn; cover and cook 4 minutes, shaking pan frequently. When popping slows, remove pan from heat. Let stand until popping stops. Uncover; add almonds.
  4. Combine sugar, syrup, butter, and salt in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil. Cook 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Add peanut butter and vanilla, and stir until smooth. Drizzle over popcorn; toss well. Spread mixture into prepared pan. Bake at 250 for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Cool completely.
Used with permission from Cooking Light The New Way to Cook Light


G.H. Cretors Popped Corn

Caramel corn, caramel apples, apple pie and pumpkin spice. There’s nothing like food to get you into the season! How about a story on simple ways to enjoy fall seasonal favorites?

With a history in popcorn dating back to 1885, GH Cretors makes its caramel corn the old fashioned way: by hand, in copper kettles. Cane sugar, brown rice syrup (a non-GMO alternative to corn syrup with a lower glycemic impact) and real butter is heated over a flame and then stirred slowly by hand to develop its rich complex flavor and crunch. Using 100% natural ingredients, no artificial flavors or colors, locally grown Non-GMO popcorn, and special, “mushroom” variety popping corn resulting in wonderfully large, fluffy kernels, GH Cretors offers a healthy twist on a delectable classic snack.

I can honestly say that this is some of the best popcorn I have had. One of my favorite foods is caramel corn, and this carmel corn is absolutely delightful. I could easily have sat down and eater the entire bag in one sitting! It literally melts in my mouth. Bill’s favorite popcorn is the Cheese Corn. It was very cheesy! The Chicago Mix gave us the best of both worlds!

If you are looking for a non-GMO snack or just a great snack over, GH Cretors popped corn!

Unreal Candy

Created by a candy loving, 15 year old boy upset by his parents when he awoke to find they had confiscated half of his Halloween loot a couple of years ago, UNREAL delivers candy with less sugar, more protein and more fiber. Unlike typical candy bars, UNREAL candies can proudly claim:

  • No corn syrup
  • No hydrogenated oil
  • No artificial flavors
  • No GMO’s
  • No synthetic colors
  • Responsibly sourced ingredients, including:
  1. Traceable cacao beans from Ghana and Ecuador
  2. 100% sustainable and organic Palm Kernel Oil sourced from a sustainable and organic plantation in Brazil
  3. Dairy from free-range cows pasture raised without antibiotics or added hormones
  4. All natural origin colors, coming from plants like beets, red cabbage, etc.
  5. 30% less sugar, 60% more protein and 250% more fiber

Finally, parents can feel good about what they pass out on Halloween, and still be the cool house on the block. UNREAL™ is on a candy coated mission to unjunk the world™, starting with the biggest candy holiday of the year. Introducing five NEW better-for-you candies:

  • UNREAL™ 41: Candy Coated Chocolates
  • UNREAL™ 54:Candy Coated Chocolates with Peanuts
  • UNREAL™ 5:Chocolate Caramel Nougat Bar
  • UNREAL™ 8: Chocolate Caramel Peanut Nougat Bar
  • UNREAL™ 77: Peanut Butter Cups

Our thoughts?  Well, they don’t taste exactly like their “regular” competition.  That being said, they are pretty good.  I had the whole family try them, and my kids didn’t notice a difference at all.  Now, you do have to remember that these are still candy, so you still have to eat them in moderation even though they are better for you.  I swear they are more filling too.  For me, one bite of the peanut butter cups cured my chocolate cravings!

Unreal allows you to feel better about the candy you are eating.  I’d recommend trying it out!