Christmas Popcorn

Popcorns have earned themselves unwavering fan base ranging from toddlers to old alike. There are exceptionally handful few who would not like Popcorns. They form mnemonics for so many activities - be it movie watching in cinema houses, watching Games -live or from home in front of TV, fun snacking food - name it and you have it. Other than these, Popcorns have also associated themselves to Christmas where sometimes they are wrapped as decoration items and hung in the Christmas Tree.


They can be so simple to make, taking minimal effort and time, and decorated to give away as a fun gift. It helps to lighten the mood of any party finding favor among all age groups. I had some buttered microwave popcorns lying around and I thought of making use of them this way. You can use normal unbuttered popcorns too for this recipe which I have adapted from a Vegetarian Cookbook.

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  • Yields: Makes about 5-10 popcorn clusters, depending on the shape
Ingredients
  • 1 ounce popping corn
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 4 tbsp light corn syrup
  • 4 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup candied cherries
  • 1/2 cup chopped almonds
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon powder
Method
1.

Pop the corn as per directions in the packet and set aside. I use m/w buttery popcorn.

2.

In a saucepan, mix butter,sugar,corn syrup along with cinnamon in low heat and keep whisking until the sugar blends well. Remove from heat.

3.

Add the popcorn, nuts, cherries and raisins.

4.

Stir well until blended and set aside for 1-2 min until cooled enough to handle by bare fingers. But dont let it cool completely.

5.

Add little melted butter in your hands to avoid the corn sticking to your hands and then shape them into small balls.

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15 Comments

By cheruba on Mar 25, 2012

what is the substitute for the corn syrup??

By pedatha.com on Jan 23, 2009

Hi DK, that looks delicious and unique. the photograph looks good enough to eat! cheers.

By Sharmi on Jan 2, 2009

very beautiful and creative snack DK! Thanks a lot for the unique entry! Happy New Year to you!

By Soma on Dec 16, 2008

They are so cute. very nice idea & creative too.

By Gita's Kitchen on Dec 16, 2008

Yummy popcorn clusters, brings the holiday spirit.....

By Gita's Kitchen on Dec 16, 2008

Yummy popcorn clusters, brings the holiday spirit.....

By Happy cook on Dec 16, 2008

I love the idea of adding those dry fruits etc to the pop corn. That is really yummy than the normal sweet ones.
Thankyou for sending this to my event .

By Purva Desai on Dec 16, 2008

Dhivi, I must say you are really creative cook, a simple pop corn is made delicious and apt for the christmas festivities.
Thank you for the lovely entry

By rekhas kitchen on Dec 16, 2008

mmmmmevery day when i come to u r blog I can get some thing new this looks awesome very creative DK

By Divya Kudua on Dec 16, 2008

Cute looking popcorn pouches DK..!!

By Priya on Dec 16, 2008

So cute n pretty clusters..looks delicious DK...

By Divya.M on Dec 16, 2008

lovely and creative..divya...

By karuna on Dec 16, 2008

perfect for the holidays. they look so festive.

By Nags on Dec 15, 2008

how cute and creative!

By Kalai on Dec 15, 2008

Holiday popcorn! Looks so festive, Dhivi! :)