White Chocolate Pumpkin Popcorn

Ever since we carved Jack-o-Lanterns for Halloween, I’ve been staring at a bowl of pumpkin seeds.  I knew I wanted to make some kind of popcorn snack mix with them.  I had so much fun checking out a ton of amazing popcorn recipe when I put together my post for Something Swanky.  I don’t know why I hadn’t ever made some crazy fun popcorn myself.  So here we go!

And…if you notice my pictures start to look a little a different, it’s because Mike bought me a big girl camera!!!!!!!!!  I got a Canon Rebel T3 in the mail yesterday, and I’m in hog heaven.  Now I just have to figure out manual mode so I can be all fancy photographer like and take blow your mind pictures.  This is my first food shot with my baby.

 
 
White Chocolate Pumpkin Popcorn
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Serves: About 6 cups
 
Ingredients
  • ½ cup popcorn kernels
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 cup raw, dried pumpkin seeds {I made mine with a little oil and salt, but THESE sounds great!}
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • ½ cup Reese’s peanut butter chips
  • ¼ cup white chocolate chips
  • ½ teaspoon vegetable oil
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. In a medium pot, bring water and salt to a boil; add pumpkin seeds. Reduce to simmer and cook for 5 minutes. Drain and place pumpkin seeds on a Sil-Pat/parchment paper lined baking sheet and sprinkle with salt. Bake for 5 to 10 minutes until dried and beginning to brown. Remove from oven; set aside.
  3. Heat 3 tablespoons oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add popcorn once oil is hot and cook (shaking the pot as you go) until the popping is about 2 to 3 seconds apart. Pour popped corn in a large bowl.
  4. Place butter in a small bowl with pumpkin pie spice and melt in microwave, stir to combine.
  5. Place white chocolate, ½ teaspoon oil, and cinnamon in a small bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds on 50% power; stir. Repeat until chocolate is smooth.
  6. Add spiced butter to popcorn and toss to coat. Add pumpkin seeds and peanut butter chips to popcorn, drizzle with ⅔ cinnamon white chocolate and toss to coat. Drizzle top with remaining white chocolate.
 
One more for good measure
 
{there aren’t even words to tell you how happy and excited I am about my camera}
 

Comments

  1. says

    I'm a huge sucker for white chocolate and pumpkin… aaaaaaaaaaand how ddi you know i eat popcorn like it's going out of style?? Seriously. I eat it practically everyday. It's an issue. I must make this sweet version with all my pumpkin spice!

  2. says

    Hello Friend!
    I featured you today at Smart! School {House} on behalf of Whimsy Wednesday! The new party starts later today. We hope you come back to share your latest creations this week:)

    Thank you!
    Kelly at Smart! School {House}

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