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RECIPE: S’mores Popcorn & More Recipes For National S’mores Day

This recipe for S’mores Popcorn comes from Valerie’s Home Cooking, a new cookbook by actress Valerie Bertinelli (photo #2).

Valerie advises: “All I can do here is issue a warning: Get ready for an amazing, tasty, and addictive treat—and only eat these if you’re with someone who won’t mind your licking your fingers.

“I was actually trying to come up with a peanut butter and jelly popcorn, an idea I have not yet been able to perfect…I finally tossed my experiment out and someone said, ‘Well, how about s’mores [popcorn]?’

“The sweet and salty combo on the popcorn blew my mind. It’s much better if you let it cool for an hour. Also, mix it well—don’t let all the chocolate settle on the bottom. And yes, this does save in an airtight container, but good luck with that.”

The recipe serves 16. Active prep time is 25 minutes, total with setting is 1 hour, 45 minutes.

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    RECIPE: S’MORES POPCORN

    Ingredients

  • 10 cups popped salted popcorn
  • 1 cup miniature marshmallows
  • 1 cup lightly crushed graham crackers* (about 5 rectangles)
  • 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips*
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
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  • Candy thermometer
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    *We used Guittard chocolate chips and Trader Joe’s graham crackers, both far superior to “the usual.” You can substitute a quality chocolate bar, choppped up, for the chocolate chips.

     
    Preparation

    1. PREHEAT the oven to 250°F. Line 2 large rimmed baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.

    2. TOSS together the popcorn, marshmallows, graham crackers, and chocolate chips in a large bowl. Set aside.

    3. COMBINE the granulated sugar, butter, brown sugar, and corn syrup in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high, stirring until the butter melts and the ingredients are completely combined. Continue to boil, without stirring, until a candy thermometer inserted in the mixture registers 245°F (firm ball stage), about 4 minutes.

    4. REMOVE the sugar mixture from the heat, and stir in the salt and baking soda. Gradually pour the sugar mixture over the popcorn mixture, stirring gently with a heatproof spatula until the popcorn is evenly coated. Spread evenly onto the prepared baking sheets.

    5. BAKE until the sugar mixture is melted and evenly incorporated, about 20 minutes, stirring gently after 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and place in a cool, dry place until the chocolate is firm, about 1 hour.
     
     
    MORE S’MORES RECIPES

    Here are some s’mores recipes with twists that we’ve published, just a smattering of the thousands of s’mores recipes out there.

    Of course, the classic graham cracker sandwich with toasted marshmallows and a piece of chocolate is perfect as is.

     

    S'mores Popcorn Recipe
    [1] Valerie Bertinelli’s s’mores popcorn recipe (photo courtesy Oxmoor House).

    Valerie's Home Cooking
    Buy the book on Amazon (photo courtesy Oxmoor House).

    Smores Waffles
    [3] There are so many different ways to enjoy s’mores. A natural extension is s’mores waffles (photo courtesy Posie Harwood | King Arthur Flour).

    S'mores Ice Cream Cake
    [4] Ready for a bite of this s’mores ice cream cake? Here’s the recipe (photo courtesy Kraft Foods).

     

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    Popcorn recipe and images copyright © 2017 Oxmoor House. Reprinted with permission from Time Inc. Books, a division of TimeInc. New York, NY. All rights reserved.

      




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