Sunday, March 17, 2013

Irish Cream Flavored Popcorn

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.


  1. Looks Yummy! See you there:) Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

  2. Oh wow! This is so creative! :) I never would have thought in a million years to make flavored popcorn with the Irish Cream.

    Thank you so much for entering the Spiked! Irish Cream Recipe Challenge & good luck!!

  3. That looks like some yummy popcorn! They all look so good, I think I'm gaining weight just looking at the pictures :)

  4. What a creative idea, Deb! I bet this popcorn tastes awesome! Thanks for participating in Spiked!, Deb!

  5. I'm with Lisa--the pounds are piling up just by looking at the photos! Your popcorn sounds soooo good! Thanks for adding the recipe to Foodie Friday.

  6. This combo sounds great! Thanks for sharing these at Two Cup Tuesday at Pint Sized Baker.

  7. Sounds like a winner of a recipe to me and with popcorn it is always low calorie and high fiber. Thanks for sharing this with us on foodie friday.


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