I don’t do a lot of sponsored posts. But when Gaslamp Popcorn offered to send me some samples of their Holiday Flavors for taste testing, I knew my son would be devastated if I said no. That boy loves his popcorn. He takes after his mother.
Gaslamp Popcorn Company is a California treat, available in many of the larger grocery chains and online. Their popcorn is non-GMO and Gluten Free and made here in California. Which makes a healthy snack like popcorn just a little bit nicer.
We got one bag each of their four limited edition holiday flavors:
Apple Crumble Pie – cinnamon, sugar and bite of tangy apple
Pumpkin Spice Pie – loads of cinnamon and nutmeg with just a bit of sweetness
Holiday Cookie – crushed sugar cookie dust
Peppermint Candy – melted candy canes
We tried each one, plus I took some around the neighborhood to get a few more opinions. All were tasty, but hands down the boys in our court loved the Peppermint Candy. Though the Holiday Cookie was a close second.
As I was checking out Gaslamp Popcorn’s site I noticed they have some delicious recipes and I remembered J had been asking me to make popcorn balls.
They use their Sea Salt and Olive Oil Popcorn for their recipes, but I decided to go with the Pumpkin Spice Pie flavor. If you choose plain popcorn, just add cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice.
Instead of a traditional hard caramel sauce, I decided to go with marshmallow for three reasons:
- melting marshmallow is faster and easier than getting the sugar syrup up to hard crack stage.
- I knew J wanted to help, and the marshmallow would cool faster so he could shape the balls.
- we will probably be getting some of the best caramel corn ever from our neighbor in a few weeks anyway.
It took us all of ten minutes to make and the hardest part was telling J he had to wait until after dinner to try them. We took some of the popcorn balls to his teacher and aide. Everyone agreed they were FABULOUS!
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Until next time, happy eating.