Guest Post with Chestnut Mocha - Popcorn Recipe x 3

Hello Kitty & Buck readers!! We're Katie and Ben, we blog over at Chestnut Mocha. Today we decided to share with you some home-made popcorn recipes. First, the story behind it!  Last summer we moved from Russia to Idaho because Ben got a new job here. Now we live in a small town surrounded by the mountains and a big lake. Our best friends in town are Ben's parents. We come to each other's houses for dinners every once in awhile and watch movies together. We have a funny tradition of bringing "a simple gift" every time we go to visit them. It could be anything: a branch of the fur tree from our front yard, today's newspaper, ice cream, something else we found on our way or in a store...  Sometimes we make popcorn!  Here are a few of our favorite recipes:

16 cups popped popcorn
4 oz white chocolate baking bar
6 oz white chocolate chips
1 drop pink food coloring
Using a double boiler (or something that works the same way), melt the chocolate. Add 1 drop of food coloring and mix through. Pour the chocolate over the popcorn and mix it through. Set aside until chocolate sets and serve.

16 cups popped popcorn
1 1/2 cups dry-roasted peanuts
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup corn syrup
1 cup peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
Combine sugar, honey and corn syrup. Bring the mixture to a boil and stir constantly. Do not boil too long or your popcorn will be rock hard. Remove from heat. Stir in peanut butter and vanilla. Immediately pour over popcorn, mixed with peanuts, and stir to coat. Serve warm or at room temperature.

16 cups popped popcorn
2 tbsp. butter, melted
2 tbsp. honey
sea salt to taste
Melt the butter. Add in honey and stir until combined. Add a couple dashes of sea salt. Pour over freshly made popcorn. Stir well. Taste and add more salt if needed.

We hope you enjoy these! Come check out our blog for more recipes and fun! Katie&Ben

Wow, thanks Katie & Ben, those popcorn recipes look amazing! I've been doing it wrong all this time, I usually go for the plain salted and buttered variety. I'm definitely going to give these a try next time I snuggle under a blanket with a movie.

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