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Chipotle Sweet and Salty Caramel Glazed Popcorn

Popcorn with a chipotle caramel glaze and potato chips and almonds and m and m's! #caramelcorn #snackfood #popcorn www.thisishowicook.com

It’s Friday and we are going to make this fast. Friday is my day to be happy and happy hour is almost upon us. For that matter Sunday night is Oscar’s night and that is almost upon us, too! I do enjoy watching the Academy Awards; the primary reason being that I enjoy seeing the glitz. It’s such a foreign world to me and once a year viewing provides me a lot of entertainment. Most of the time it is my first glimpse into what I’ve missed and then I know what I need to see.

Whole Foods has us thinking Oscar parties. Well, just because you are having a party does not mean one has to break the bank. Shopping at Whole Foods provides a myriad of options such as wings, meatballs, savory cheese such as Parmigiano Reggiano and even grapes are on sale this week. Think finger foods and keep it simple.  I’ve supplied you with a quick recipe that is good enough to get the party started and perfect to munch on through out. Make a lot because it is addicting. This recipe came from Whole Foods but in true fashion I had to doctor it up with some of my favorite movie munchies. Think chips and M and M’s. On another note, this travels well in one’s purse when one actually goes to see the movies! And the award goes to…well really…this popcorn!

Popcorn with a chipotle caramel glaze and potato chips and almonds and m and m's! #caramelcorn #snackfood #popcorn www.thisishowicook.com

Popcorn with a chipotle caramel glaze and potato chips and almonds and m and m's! #caramelcorn #snackfood #popcorn www.thisishowicook.com

Chipotle Sweet and Salty Caramel Glazed Popcorn
Adapted From: Whole Foods
Serves:
Time To Make: About 15 minutes and 30 minutes to bake
Ingredients:
8 c popped popcorn
5 T butter
1 c slivered almonds
1/2 c kettle potato chips
2/3 c brown sugar
1/4 c maple syrup
1 t ground chipotle powder
1/2 t sea salt
1/2 c M and M’s
Directions:
Preheat oven to 300. Line 1 or 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or a Silpat. Place popcorn, nuts and potato chips in a large bowl and set aside. In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium high heat. Add sugar, maple syrup, chipotle powder and salt and bring to a boil. Stir to dissolve salt and then boil for 1 minute. Remove from heat and slowly drizzle over popcorn mixture in bowl. Fold glaze in to coat mixture evenly. Place mixture on baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes. Stir and add M and M’s. Bake another 15 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool completely.

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    traveler
    February 27, 2016 at 12:08 am

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    traveler
    February 27, 2016 at 12:09 am

    My favorite snack is pesto on baguette.

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    traveler
    February 27, 2016 at 12:09 am

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    Elena
    February 27, 2016 at 12:31 am

    My favorite snack is almonds

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    February 27, 2016 at 12:31 am

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    February 27, 2016 at 12:32 am

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    Karen Harris
    February 27, 2016 at 12:43 am

    My boys love it when I make homemade caramel corn. I think I'll mix it up next time with your recipe. It looks wonderful!

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    HS
    February 27, 2016 at 12:52 am

    I love trail mix and Greek yogurt.

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    February 27, 2016 at 12:53 am

    I am a subscriber.

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    Liz Berg
    February 27, 2016 at 2:39 am

    I love this decked out popcorn! I'd be parked right next to the bowl if this was served at an Oscar party I attended. Popcorn is truly one of my favorite snacks πŸ™‚

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    Kitchen Riffs
    February 27, 2016 at 2:58 am

    Salty and sweet is such a great combo, isn't it? Throw in some heat, and it's perfect. As is this recipe. Thanks!

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    J
    February 27, 2016 at 3:47 am

    My favorite snack is anything with dark chocolate-cookies, bundts, brownies, granola etc.

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    Angie Schneider
    February 27, 2016 at 11:30 am

    I like the combo of sweet and salty…bet this is addictive!

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    La Table De Nana
    February 27, 2016 at 3:46 pm

    Hey hey hey..not entering..I am Canadian..no Whole Foods..BUT your post got to me..through another email addy:)

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    SavoringTime in the Kitchen
    February 27, 2016 at 11:25 pm

    I know I'd love this! For us, our snack during the Oscars will likely be plain 'ol popcorn – boring, I know πŸ™‚

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    Amy L
    February 28, 2016 at 12:43 am

    My favorite snack is caramel popcorn

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    February 28, 2016 at 12:44 am

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    FireRunner2379
    February 28, 2016 at 1:24 am

    My favorite snack is Greek Yogurt with fresh fruit and granola.
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    February 28, 2016 at 1:26 am

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    Ansh Dhar
    February 28, 2016 at 3:46 am

    I am still making your crack granola by the tray-full and there seems to be no sight of them ever getting tired of it.
    I bet if I made this, it would be the same story! Now I am thinking if I should make it and get them hooked !!

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    Susan Christy
    February 28, 2016 at 4:01 am

    My favorite snack is Chex Mix.

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    Kristen
    February 28, 2016 at 8:38 am

    My favorite snack is chips and guacamole.

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    Kristen
    February 28, 2016 at 8:39 am

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    Elle
    February 28, 2016 at 7:54 pm

    Ice cream is my favorite snack.

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    February 28, 2016 at 7:55 pm

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    mmstarla
    February 29, 2016 at 6:00 am

    This looks and sounds delicious! I love savory and sweet! My favorite snack would definitely have to be pretzel chips with hummus!
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    mmstarla
    February 29, 2016 at 6:00 am

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    February 29, 2016 at 6:03 am

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    ChgoJohn
    February 29, 2016 at 4:30 pm

    I do not wish to participate in the give-away, Abbe, but you can pass some of that popcorn over here. I sure could have used some last night.

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    Scott S.
    February 29, 2016 at 5:49 pm

    This looks extremely addictive! YUM!

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    Tricia @ Saving room for dessert
    March 1, 2016 at 8:50 pm

    It's really hard to pick just one favorite snack – but I think popcorn is right up there!

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    Tricia @ Saving room for dessert
    March 1, 2016 at 8:50 pm

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    March 1, 2016 at 8:50 pm

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    Sippity Sup
    March 1, 2016 at 9:46 pm

    Chipotle and caramel may be my new fav thing. Beautifully presented. GREG

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    Cheri Savory Spoon
    March 1, 2016 at 10:47 pm

    Hi Abbe, this is wonderful snacking food, love that you added potato chips!

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    Maureen | Orgasmic Chef
    March 1, 2016 at 11:20 pm

    I didn't watch the Oscars but I would have if I could have had this popcorn!

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    Amira
    March 2, 2016 at 12:52 am

    Abbe, this is a wonderful easy and delicious recipe for snacking, not only on Oscar nights but for a movie night too. I believe my kids will go crazy and call me the best mom everrrrrr if I made this for them :)… Pinned

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    GiGi Eats Celebrities
    March 2, 2016 at 1:32 am

    Oh man, FIANCE WOULD DIE FOR THIS!!!

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    Calli W
    March 2, 2016 at 2:10 am

    Hi! Veggies and hummus is one of my favorite snacks!

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    Karen @BakingInATornado
    March 2, 2016 at 2:56 am

    Caramel Corn is a favorite of ours for both football season and March Madness. I can't wait to see what they think when I change it up and try this recipe!

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    Lavender and Lime (http://tandysinclair.com)
    March 2, 2016 at 5:48 am

    I need to try a sweet and salty popcorn mix!

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    Anonymous
    March 2, 2016 at 3:32 pm

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    My favorite snack is a handful of pita chips. Love to dip them in hummus.

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    Summer
    March 2, 2016 at 6:00 pm

    What a lovely snack! Yum β™₯

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    valerie
    March 2, 2016 at 7:14 pm

    this looks amazing! and i'm sure my hubby would love it too πŸ™‚ my favorite snack is always changing but for now it's homemade chocolate oatmeal granola bars!

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    Karen (Back Road Journal)
    March 3, 2016 at 2:47 pm

    Sounds like an addicting snack…I bet you can't have just one handful. My favorite snack is nuts.

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    Kayley
    March 4, 2016 at 6:27 pm

    I love to snack on edamame.

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    mjskit
    March 6, 2016 at 7:00 pm

    We are talking a total addiction here right? I think I'm already addicted just looking at the pictures.

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