Happy St. Patty's day! A couple weeks ago I signed up to enter a challenge using the ingredient of Irish Cream. The ingredient could be used in anything but a drink (that would be too easy, right!) So I decided to experiment with one of my favorite snacks - popcorn - it is no secret if you know me, that I love popcorn... all I have to do is catch a whiff of it and need to have some, even as a meal! Normally I go for the plain or cheesy kind but occasionally like to mix it up a bit with some sweet.
The challenge is being sponsored by Julie @ ThisGalCooks and Carrie @ FrugalFoodieMama and they run challenges every other month with a different ingredient. I look forward to seeing what they will choose and this one seemed appropriate for March!
This is an original recipe. Pop a third cup of kernels and place in a large bowl then add 3/4 cup of lightly salted almonds. In a separate saucepan add 3 T of butter with 1 T of light corn syrup. After it melts whisk in 1/3 cup of confectionery sugar until well blended then add 3 T of Bailey's Irish Cream. The mixture was poured over the popcorn/almonds and stirred until well combined. Place mixture on a wax paper lined cookie sheet and place in a 325 degree oven for about 6 minutes stirring twice. Remove mixture onto a new sheet of wax paper and let cool. If needed, break up the pieces after it cools.
I really liked how it turned out - it had a sweet taste with a touch of Irish Cream flavoring. The DIY Guy also enjoyed it as well.
Would you like to see what other bloggers chose to make? I know I do... be sure to check out the following links. It will go live starting at midnight 3/18 and run for 3 days.