Oh YUM! As you may know, my family now snacks on freeze dried produce. It's DELICIOUS and NUTRITIOUS, but sometimes, this mama wants JUNK!
Fortunately, I recently purchased this Kindle book: 30 Perfect Popcorn Recipes : How to Make Sweet & Savory Gourmet Popcorn at Home by Lori Jane Stewart.
Popcorn is healthy (until you add the good stuff!) and so inexpensive! With just 1/4 cup of kernels, you will pop 16 cups of popcorn! AMAZING! Most of the recipes in the book use about 8 or 9 cups of popcorn, so I eat the GOOD stuff and my kids happily (unknowingly) snack on the plain stuff. It's a double whammy win!
For today's recipe, I just happened to have had a bag of pre-shelled pistachios. Typically I wouldn't splurge on such a treat, but since I had the pistachios, I tried this recipe and fell in LOVE!
Notes: My husband prefers the classic electric poppers, but a few years ago we picked up a stovetop popcorn popper and I LOVE it. I feel all old-fashioned and homestead-y :)
Pistachio Praline Popcorn
from Lori Jane Stewart's, 30 Perfect Popcorn Recipes
1/4 cup butter, unsalted
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed *
1 tsp cinnamon, ground
9 cups popcorn, air-popped
2/3 cup shelled pistachio nuts, roasted without salt
*I prefer to make my own brown sugar! It's SO easy and delicious.
Combine 1 cup of sugar to 1 Tbsp of molasses. Stir with a fork until uniformly brown and fluffy. Add more molasses for darker brown sugar. Store in airtight container.
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