Monday, October 6, 2014

Pumpkin Spice Popcorn

Pumpkin Spice Popcorn |Cooking on the Front Burner

I have a confession, I'm kind of addicted to popcorn.  Even a whiff of it makes me want to have a bowl.  I'm normally just a plain jane person (salt and maybe a little butter) but today I'm sharing a version that is perfect for fall and will satisfy your sweet tooth - Pumpkin Spice Popcorn.  Bonus it is drizzled with white chocolate!

This weekend I really got my fill - Friday the DIY Guy and I went to lunch at a local pub and snacked on their popcorn, then Saturday night we went out to dinner with some friends at a different pub with popcorn then finally today we went to see Gone Girl at the theater and well, you know I'm definitely not skipping popcorn at the movies.  The entire lobby has that wonderful aroma when you walk in the door!  And no worries, no spoilers on the movie!

Pumpkin Spice Popcorn

by Cooking on the Front Burner
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 60 minutes

  • 1/2 cup unpopped popcorn (popped and unpopped kernals removed)
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar (packed)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/3 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon shortening
  1. Place the popped popcorn in a large bowl and set aside. Preheat your oven to 250 degrees F.
  2. In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat then add in corn syrup, brown sugar, sugar, salt and spice. Turn the heat to med-high and bring to boil - stirring constantly. When mixture boils, let it boil for 5 minutes but stop stirring.
  3. Remove from heat and add baking soda and extract. Pour caramel over popcorn and toss with big spoons.
  4. Spread the popcorn on a large baking sheet that has been lined with parchment paper. Bake for 60 minutes and stir every 15 minutes. Remove from oven and cool completely.
  5. Melt chips with shortening then drizzle over cooled popcorn and let set up - break apart if needed.
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Am I alone or are there any other popcorn lovers out there???  Do you like sweet or savory?

Pumpkin Spice Popcorn |Cooking on the Front Burner

So go rent yourself a movie and make a batch to enjoy!

Pumpkin Spice Popcorn |Cooking on the Front Burner

Pumpkin Spice Popcorn |Cooking on the Front Burner


  1. Deb, this sounds delicious and a perfect treat for watching a movie - especially a Halloween movie! :) Thanks for sharing and have a happy Monday!

  2. Popcorn is one of my favorite snacks, and I love this flavor, Deb! I need to make some of this ASAP! :)

  3. This sounds like such a delicious treat, Deb! Perfect for fall snacking.....although a little dangerous!!!

  4. Yummy! We love making popcorn with our Friday night movie and I can't wait to try this one!

  5. Deb, I never knew you were a popcorn junkie! I like this spicy spin on an old-time favorite. Pinned!
    Joan-My Cookie Clinic

  6. OMG that looks so good Deb! I was just thinking about that flavor last week, and now you beat me to it, LOL Now I just need to pick out a movie to watch!

  7. I am a popcorn lover as well, but I've always stuck to the little butter and salt kind. I'll have to give this a try. Thanks for sharing on Weekend Bites

  8. My kiddos love trying new kinds of popcorn flavors! I see a movie night with a big bowl of this popcorn in the near future!

  9. I like sweet. Love sweet. But I am a kettle corn girl with a little sweet and a salty.

  10. I am always looking for new popcorn recipes! This looks perfect for pumpkin season!

  11. We love trying fun popcorn recipes too! This is a must make!

  12. I've had pumpkin spice popcorn in the past and it is AMAZING! Thanks for the recipe :)

    xo - Michelle


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