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Not a lot better than a quick, easy and delicious DIY Caramel Apple Popcorn Recipe to “fall back” into this weekend. This one’s got a perfect combination of tart, sweet and spice from apple cider. YUM!



Caramel Corn
1 stick butter
1 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup apple cider
1/2 tsp apple extract
1 tsp baking soda
6 cups popped popcorn


10 caramel candies cut into bite size pieces.



–  Prepare popcorn
–  In a large pot over medium heat, melt butter, brown sugar, apple cider and apple extract together; stirring until sugar has dissolved
–  Allow to lightly simmer for 5 minutes 
–  Add baking soda and stir. Mixture will expand and thicken. 
–  Add popcorn and stir until evenly coated 
–  Spread on a lined baking sheet and allow to cool
–  Cut caramel candies into small pieces and toss into popcorn once it has cooled and set
–  Break up, divide into bowls (or serving bowl) and enjoy
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Dutch Apple Pie Popcorn

It wouldn’t be the Thanksgiving holiday without delicious apple pie! Well, we’re switching it up just a bit this year. Send warm welcomes to our Dutch Apple Pie Popcorn recipe. This is a must for your Thanksgiving feast. 


–  6 cups prepared popcorn


–  1/3 cups brown sugar

–  1/3 cup granulated sugar

–  1/2 cup butter (1 stick)

–  1 1/2 cups flour

Caramel Apple Sauce:

–  1/4 cup apple juice

–  1/4 cup butter (1/2 stick)

–  1 cup brown sugar

–  1/4 cup corn syrup

–  *Optional: 1 cap-full apple extract (candy and baking flavoring – available at Wal-Mart and Hobby Lobby)


–  Prepare popcorn

–  Preheat oven to 250°

–  Mix brown sugar, sugar, and butter (1/2 cup) with a mixer

–  Once incorporated, add flour until mixture creates small clumps

–  Spread streusel mixture into an even layer on baking sheet

–  Bake for 10 minutes

–  Over medium heat in a medium sauce pan, melt butter (1/4 cup)

–  Add sugar and apple juice and allow to simmer for 5 minutes

–  Add corn syrup and stir until evenly incorporated

–  Take off heat and add apple extract

–  Pour apple caramel mixture over popcorn; stir

–  Spread popcorn onto a lined baking sheet and add streusel on top

–  Bake at 250° for 10 minutes

–  Enjoy!

Dutch Apple Pie Popcorn

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