Just in time for some fun for the holidays.With Halloween right around the corner, it is great time to hand out mini bags to your tricker treaters in the neighborhood. Did you know that October was National Popcorn Month? What a better way to celebrate than to have some great tasting Jolly Time Pop Corn. We love popcorn and we loved trying out this great recipe from Jolly Time.
Caramel Corn Apples
6 cups popped JOLLY TIME® Blast O Butter or Butter Licious Microwave Pop Corn
2 cups crisp rice cereal
1/2 cup chopped dried apples
1 package (14 oz.) caramels, about 48, unwrapped*
2 Tbsp. water
2 Tbsp. butter or margarine
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
Place popped popcorn, rice cereal and apples in large bowl. In medium saucepan over low heat, heat caramels, water and butter until caramels are melted, stirring frequently. Stir in cinnamon. Pour caramel mixture over popcorn and toss to coat well. Let cool about 5 minutes. With slightly dampened hands shape into 8 balls around wooden sticks. Place on lightly-buttered wax paper to set. Wrap in plastic wrap; tie with a ribbon. Microwave caramels, water and butter in medium microwave-safe bowl on HIGH 2-1/2 to 3 minutes or until smooth, stirring every minute.
Yield: 8 popcorn balls
Amanda had a ball making these and there are more recipe just head over to Jolly Time and check out their Recipes!
JOLLY TIME has a new product made with the Smart Balance unique blend of oils. This would be some great popcorn for holiday company you have over!
I received this wonderful holiday popcorn packs This one you can make popcorn balls that have been a tradition for many years for many households for Halloween.
It came with the microwave popcorn too so you can snack on some while making them.
I love snacking on this popcorn because it is light and 100 calorie per bag, and you don’t have to worry about it being full of calories.
This company has been around for so long and it is one of my favorite brands. It is really nice that it is not greasy when eating them which a lot of people don’t like so this would be perfect for those people!
This ball maker makes it a great family time fun making balls for Christmas too, plus you can string the popcorn to for the tree too which is another fun thing to do with your kids.
JOLLY TIME fun Popcorn Facts ~
Americans consume 16 billion quarts of popcorn. That is 51 quarts per man, woman and child.
Popcorn is a whole grain. It is made up of 3 components, the germ, endosperm and pericarp (known as the hull)
Most US Popcorn is grown in the Midwest. Primarily Indiana, Nebraska, Ohio, Illinois, Kentucky and Missouri
Fall is the peak period for popcorn consumption
Popping Popcorn is one of the number on uses for microwave ovens
I love that JOLLY TIME is a family owned company! They are based in Sioux City, Iowa. The company was founded over 100 years ago and is still family owned.
The next time you are looking for a good healthy snack look no farther than Jolly Time Pop Corn. You can find Jolly Time Pop Corn in the snack aisle of your favorite store.