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Caramel Apple Popcorn Recipe with Pillsbury Frosting, SO EASY to make and down right finger lickng good! #Popcorn #Caramel #FallRecipes

Have you ever tasted something and thought “man this is good, but I bet it is hard to make”…. well that is just what I thought when I tasted this amazing Caramel Apple Popcorn BEFORE I found out it was made with Pillsbury Frosting.  I was SHOCKED that the recipe was SO EASY and finger licking good! It made them think…. why didn’t I think of that!  You have got to give this recipe a try!

I tasted this recipe when I visited the Smuckers headquarters in Ohio a few weeks ago.  They are so creative at turning the things you have in your pantry into recipes that you will want share with the whole family.

This Caramel Apple Popcorn recipe is listed on their site too.

Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 25 min
Ready Time: 40 min
Yield: 8 servings
Ingredients

Crisco® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray
2 (2.75 oz.) packages butter flavored microwave popcorn, popped
2 cups pecan halves
1 container Pillsbury® Creamy Supreme® Caramel Apple Flavored Frosting
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
4 cups lightly crushed dried apple chips
1/4 teaspoon salt
Preparation Directions

HEAT oven to 250°F. Coat 2 (15 x 10 x 1-inch) baking pans with no-stick cooking spray. Combine popped popcorn and pecans in large bowl.
REMOVE lid and foil seal from frosting container. Microwave on HIGH for 30 seconds. Stir until smooth. Pour over popcorn mixture. Stir to coat evenly.
SPREAD evenly on prepared baking sheets. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Bake 20 to 25 minutes until crunchy, stirring occasionally. Remove from oven. Toss with apple chips, Sprinkle with salt. Allow to cool completely. Store in airtight container for up to one week.

Need some ideas for fun easy cookies, check out all the recipes and ideas at Pillsbury Baking. 

Dis-closer  I recently attended an all-expenses paid meeting at The J. M. Smucker Company, all opinions are my own.

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1st photo

What child does not like marshmallows-even more- cupcakes!  
Add a movie and you have a fun night with the whole family,
while eating these adorable popcorn cupcakes!

2ndSupplies:
Cake mix
White Frosting
Cupcake holders
Marshmallows
Paper
Red Marker
Tape
3rdInstructions:
Bake Cup cakes and let cool.
Frost cupcakes once they are cooled.
Apply the marshmallows on the top.
My 7 year old put them on the top-there is no specific way to make them look.
4thNext:
Make the striped muffin cups.
I drew out a pattern like this.
They have them online for free, but I decided to free hand mine.
5thI cut out the pattern and added stripes.  The stripes are 3 lines thick.
Meaning when I ran the marker across to make a stripe, I did so 3 different times to make a wider stripe.
I connected the two sides together with tape, which then formed a cup.
I dropped the cupcake into the cup.
6thALL DONE!

DO NOT PUT IN OVEN TO TOAST THE TOP OF THE MARSHMALLOWS!
Frosting will melt.  I tried this to see what would happen and I had   marshmallows and melted frosting everywhere. ha ha!
You can use a longer lighter and lightly toast the marshmallows, or a blow torch.  I chose to leave them plane.

They made my heart giggle when I saw them the first time.  My daughter and I had so much fun putting them together.
Perfect for a Circus Theme party too!
 

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Nutty Ghost for Halloween , quick and easy Ghost Cookies for Halloween, #NutterButterGhost, #Halloween

Nutter Nutter Ghost ~ Quick and Easy Halloween Treats

Nutter Butter cookies are one of my personal favorites, so these little ghosts make me smile.  Quick and easy… and you can make them days before the party. That is a winner in my book.

To make your own Nutter Butter Ghost You Need

  • 1 package of Nutter Butter Cookies
  • 1 1/2 cup of melting white chocolate
  • Black Circle Sprinkles
  • Black writing icing

Start by melting your white chocolate in the microwave according to the chocolate directions. Usually microwave for 15 seconds and mix in between until it’s smooth. Then you want to get a fork and dunk the cookie in the chocolate and coat it fully. Then place the cookie onto Wax paper and repeat for all your cookies. Then let the chocolate set and harden. once that is set you can decorate. place a small dab of black icing for the eyes and a big circle for the mouth. Put a small round black sprinkle where the eyes should go. Let sit for a moment and they are ready to be eatten. ENJOY!Nutty Ghost for Halloween

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Apple Pie Filling Recipe, can be used fresh, frozen or canned #Apples, #ApplePie, #CanningRecipe, #ApplePieRecipe, #FrozenApplePie

Apple pie filling is rather easy to make, and the aroma will make your house smell like Autumn.  Best time to make it is in the fall when apples are in season and tend to be at their lowest price point.  Check your local orchards or fruit stands you can often get them for a fraction of the retail store price.   This recipe is great you can use it fresh right away, freeze it or can in for later use.

What you need (this is for one large deep dish pie)

  • 5-6 Medium Apples, peeled and chopped
  • 2 Ttbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Cornstarch
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp Nutmeg
  • Salt
  • 2 cups Water

Instructions:
Toss the apples in a large bowl with lemon juice to keep them from browning and set aside.
Pour cornstarch into a large saucepan and slowly whisk in water to prevent the cornstarch from getting lumpy.
Mix in the sugars, cinnamon, nutmeg, and a pinch of salt and bring mixture to a boil over medium-high heat.
Allow to come to a hard boil, stirring constantly for 2 minutes.
Add the apples and bring back to a boil then reduce the heat to medium low and simmer for 15 minutes or until apples soften to the desired texture.
Cool completely before storing in the freezer or using.

* If you plan to can this pie filling clean and sanitize your canning jars and lids.   Fill jars with hot apple pie filling, stick a knife blade down the side of the jar to remove air bubbles. Put lids on and process in a water bath canner for 20 minutes. Allow to cool and seal on the counter.Apple Pie Filling Recipe, can be used fresh, frozen or canned #Apples, #ApplePie, #CanningRecipe, #ApplePieRecipe, #FrozenApplePie

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Witch hat cookies, #Halloween, #cookies, #kisses, #easy

 Witch Hat Cookies~ Easy Halloween Treats

Here is a cute, easy treat to give to your neighbor, take to your child’s Halloween party at school, or bring to a potluck.  They just take a few minutes to put together.

What you will need:

fudge shortbread cookies

Hershey kisses

Orange icing

Unwrap your Hershey kisses and set aside.  With your orange frosting, put a small dot in the middle of the fudge side of the cookie like this:

Witch hat cookies, #witchhat, #cookie, #Halloween, #food

Now gently press the Hershey kiss onto the icing.  It will ooze out a little bit.  This dollop of icing looks a lot bigger then it is, you really don’t need much.

Put on a cute Halloween plate and give to a friend!

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Halloween Cakeballz, Made in 10 seconds or less.  Easy Halloween Desserts, Halloween CakeballsYesterday I told you about Cakeballz  you can buy them at Costco.  Before that you had to make them at home or order them from a fancy bakery.  Now you can grab a box put them in your freezer and pull them out when you need a last minute dessert idea, they look like you spent hours making them (it can be your little secret).

Halloween Cakeballz, Made in 10 seconds or less.  Easy Halloween Desserts, Halloween CakeballsYou can put them right on a plate and serve them that way, or you can dress them up a little for a special event or holiday.  I made these ones into Monster Eyes…. they took less then 10 seconds each to make.  All you need is  Wilton Candy Eyes and Frosting.  Put a dab of frosting on the back of the eye and use it as glue to stick it to the Cakeballz.  Easy as that you instantly have a fun Halloween Treat.

Halloween Cakeballz, Made in 10 seconds or less.  Easy Halloween Desserts, Halloween Cakeballs

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