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Homemade Fall Candy & Popcorn Recipe

Kasey here, earlier this week my friend, Barbie, posted a pic of this amazing candy and popcorn that she and her husband made together. It was chock full of candy yumminess and I had to get the recipe!  It’s a family recipe that she has been making for years. In fact, she said her great aunt Glo taught her how to make it when she was just little in her kitchen at the beauty shop while her Grandma had her hair done. I love recipes like this, it’s such a great way to create memories that last a lifetime with your children. This is a perfect recipe to make with the kids, you can actually add any kind of candy you want (think left over Halloween candy). I have included Barbie’s instructions below.
  • First, I prep the candy I am going to put on top of the popcorn. I picked the blue M&M’s out of a couple bags of M&M’s and let the kids eat them while I crushed oreo cookies with a rolling pin in a gallon bag. I added candy corn as well.
  • Then, I popped popcorn. I use an air pop popcorn popper. If you don’t have an air popper you can pop popcorn in a paper bag in your microwave. It’s so easy and works great (how to here). Just be sure you pick out the kernels that didn’t pop either way. (I have heard of using regular microwave popcorn, but I’ve never tried it. I don’t know if the oils would cause an issue with the almond bark.
  • I think a pound of almond bark will cover about 15 quarts of popped popcorn. While it’s melting I cover a counter or my table with wax paper.
  • Once it’s melted I spoon it onto the popcorn and stir from the bottom up, adding more as I go. Once the popcorn is covered spread it out on the wax paper. Working quickly sprinkle the candy over the top and let the it sit until the it’s no longer tacky. It doesn’t take long, approx 20 minutes.
  • This is where my pictures stops, but this is really important. Melt some candy melts in a bag in the microwave, 15 seconds at a time on 50% power. Once it’s melted drizzle the candy melts over the top. It’s the glue that holds it all together. Let that sit up, break it up and turn it over and sprinkle with more candy and drizzle with candy melts again.
I love this pic of her precious babies waiting patiently for a bite. Do you have any family traditions that involve recipes that have been passed down to you? Making memories with our families is such a treasure. I personally hope my kids always remember us working in the kitchen together, creating our family’s favorite recipes.

10 Free Kindle Books for 10/31

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Here are the 10 FREE Kindle Books available today!

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JLab Earbuds up to 83% OFF!

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Today’s Gold Box Deal on Amazon is a HUGE price drop on Jlab Earbuds!  My boys have a pair of these and they’re great quality – pick up a few pair for Christmas gifts – at only $9.99 you can’t go wrong! (Reg up to $60)

Plus, get FREE 2-Day Shipping with Amazon Prime, or Free Super-Saver shipping with a $35 purchase.

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Amazon: KitchenAid Professional Series Mixer ONLY $289 Shipped!

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Amazon has a great new deal on this Kitchenaid Professional Series 600 Series Mixer – it’s now just $289, which is the lowest price it’s ever been at (it’s normally $350!) It has excellent reviews, here are a few product features:

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FREE Redbox Rental (Today Only)

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FREE Redbox Rental Code (Today Only)

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Groupon: *TWO* Body Shop Deals! (LAST DAY!)

 

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Groupon | 2 New Body Shop Offers!

We posted this yesterday, but now there are two options for this Groupon!

Today on Groupon, score a $30 Body Shop Voucher for only $15!  OR – get a $50 Body Shop Voucher for just $25!   These Body Shop Vouchers usually sell out on Groupon – so hurry over and get yours!  Hold onto it to get something nice next time a friend has a birthday, or for a holiday teacher gift, etc….

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Tai Pei Dinners Only $1.78 At Walmart!

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Hurry and snag up the hot new BOGO Tai Pei coupon. It makes for a nice deal at Walmart. Plus, these are great for those busy school project nights!

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Halloween Candy Coupons Roundup + Deals! (CVS Wins!)

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Halloween Candy Roundup

If you’ve waited until the last-minute to pick up candy for your Trunk or Treat, or your own neighborhood Trick or Treaters – you’re probably wondering who has the BEST deal around town.

Well CVS is the BEST place to go at this point – but we have several top deals you’ll want to check out!

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