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Cinnabon Popcorn

By * * BankerMom

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26 c
popped corn (about 1 c. popcorn, popped)
2 c
pecan halves
2½ c
brown sugar
2 tsp
½ c. + 2 tsp
karo syrup
1¼ c
real butter
2½ tsp
pure vanilla extract
1¼ tsp
baking soda
8 oz
white vanilla chips

Directions Step-By-Step

Preheat oven to 250°F.
Place popped corn and chopped pecans in large bowl; set aside.
Combine brown sugar and cinnamon in microwave safe bowl. Mix well. Chop butter into chunks and place on top of sugar mixture. Pour corn syrup over top of everything.
Microwave on high 2 minutes; stir to combine. Return to microwave and heat 3-4 minutes. Remove, stir, and microwave 3-4 minutes more, until bubbly. (Times may vary due to differences in microwaves...adjust accordingly.)
Remove from microwave; add vanilla and baking soda. Stir to combine. Mixture will foam and rise. Pour over popcorn and pecans and stir very well to coat everything.
Spread popcorn mixture onto foil-lined jelly roll pan. Place in oven and bake 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes. Remove from oven.
Spread on large piece of parchment, waxed paper, or foil. Melt chips according to package instructions. Drizzle over popcorn mixture*. When cool, break apart and enjoy!

*I actually prefer to melt the chips and pour this over the popcorn right after I pull the flavored popcorn from the oven. I then stir to distribute and coat each kernel before turning it onto the parchment, waxed paper, or foil to cool. To me, this seems to better distribute the "frosting" flavor throughout the popcorn treat.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Popcorn
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids

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Kerry phippen mikes_sweetpea
May 1, 2013
We really liked this recipe! I will make it again!
* * BankerMom
Feb 12, 2012
I do think it would make nice gifts though, housewarming, Christmas, College Student Care package...anything. I honestly think you'll all enjoy it. It was a HUGE hit when I took it to work on my treat day.
* * BankerMom
Feb 12, 2012
You'd probably need more of the coating to form it into a ball. It's not really that sticky when all is said and done. To help you vision how much it makes, I usually put it in my big Tupperware Mix and Store container. By the time we snitch a few handfuls as it's cooling :-), it's not quite full.
Elizabeth Gingras IsaandLiv
Feb 12, 2012
This sounds absolutely heavenly!! It seems that it makes a lot. This may be a good gift for people too. Can u form it into a popcorn ball well , do you think?
gaynel mohler gaynel
Feb 12, 2012
thanks for clearing that up for me and will give this a try :)