The King’s Can’t Help Fallin’ in Love Popcorn

I woke up this morning and it was March…

MARCH, sugar-pies … MARCH!! For the love of sprinkles, why is the year just whizzing by??!?

– good news is, spring is on its way 🙂 .

Come to mama sunshine, chirping birds and little fluffy bunnies that lay Cadbury chocolate eggs 😉

Besides those little chocolate eggs, and peeps popping up all over the place – – March is going to be an exciting month!! A busy one – – but SUPER DUPER SPARKLY exciting!! Stay tuned for all the details.

You know what else, March is National Peanut butter month 

In case you didn’t know I am a peanut butter addictfeen – – I’m totally one of those little ladies, in the corner of the room rocking back-and-forth if I don’t get my peanut butter fix.

To say the least, I’ve got it bad!!  

And instead of driving myself bonkers and resisting the urge – – I figured I might as well embrace it and spread the peanut butter on thick!

Sooo… only way to kick this month off would be to take the royal route!!

All rise … as I present to you :

The King’s Can’t Help Fallin’ in Love Popcorn.

This idea of taking regular (boring) popcorn and making it out of this world, is taking the blog world by storm!! Seriously, all the cool kids are doing it.

Try these little beauties by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic…. or these ones . How about this melt in your mouth version by the gorgeous ladies of Blue Eyed Bakers!! And we can’t forget this one by Sugar Plum’s Emily.

But the popcorn princess – – well that’s easy : Maria of course. She’s turning popcorn upside down here, here and here.

I admit …. I’m a copy-cat …. (I’m really not … I completely just want to be like them when I grow up ;))

Today I have for you ….

POPCORN BANANASPEANUT BUTTERBACON.

*you’re welcome ;)*

Want some? – – it could be yours!! It could even be delivered right to your door steps, and all you would have to do is be sweet and make a small donation to Stephanie as she does her part to raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Even if this little delight doesn’t get you all shook up – – head on over to Stepsbitebybite, there are tons of goodies and you’ll be doing a fabulous thing for those who need our help.

See it.

Want it.

Bid on it.

Have it.

… it’s that simple.  Be sweet , cupcakes … be sweet.

Okay, I think that’s enough gibber-jabber … let’s get down to this Jail house rock ….

The King’s Can’t Help Fallin’ in Love Popcorn

8 Cups Plain popcorn~  4 microwave bags

3/4 Cups Light Corn Syrup

1/4 Cups Brown Sugar

1/4 Tsp Peanut Butter Extract ( bought here ;))

2/3 Cups Smooth Peanut Butter

1/2 Cups Peanut Butter Chips

1 Cup Bacon ~ 7 slices – cooked and coarsely chopped

1 Cup Banana Chips

3 Tbsp Bacon Bits

Directions:

Over Medium-high heat, fry uppp the porker!!

Once nice and crispy, remove and allow to cool. Then, chop the oinker into coarse pieces

Next, Pop your popcorn. After each bag is popped – pour into a very large mixing bowl.

Add your chopped bacon and banana chips to the popcorn.

Preheat oven to 350 oc. Also, prepare 2 medium sized cookie sheets – – or 1 large one.

Then, over Medium heat, mix together corn syrup and brown sugar. Simmer until the sugar is completely melted and small bubbles begin to form

Remove from heat and add in your Peanut Butter. Mix well until melted. Last add your peanut butter extract.

Carefully (please be careful … it’s so hot – – just ask my fingers :() pour your entire hot mixture over the popcorn. Using a spoon, combine so that all of the popcorn is evenly coated.

Now, evenly spread your popcorn mixture onto the cookie sheet.

Bake for 20 minuets, and the delicious smell of peanut butter infiltrates every nook and cranny of your kitchen 🙂

Remove from oven and allow to cool.

Now,  time to crown the king!!

Melt your peanut butter chips in a microwave safe bowl – this can be done by heating the chips in 20 second intervals until they are all melted.

Drizzle the liquid peanut butter all over the popcorn – – the two will begin making love …. now!!

Last but not least – – take this to the next level by … sprinkling on your bacon bits.

Allow to cool for 10 minuets and then …. have your way with this Big hunk o’ love

Don’t be cruel cupcakes, make yourself a batch. Or kick back , relax and bid on this bucket of burning love.

Thank you – thank you very much – LTSL has left the building

… im honestly so sorry for all the Elvis cracks lol … I couldn’t help it.

Be sweet my darlings

xox

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Triple Chip Peanut Butter Swirl Nutella Brownies

Children of the playground!!

I don’t want to talk much today ( and I know you’re shocked, I’m normally a chatty little munchkin!!)

BUT first, I have to wish you all a ….

Trust me when I say, you will thank me for not talking… the less I talk the faster I you can devour every crumb of this yumm-osity!

I’ve already said far too much – – these NEED to happen AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

It’s your duty as a brownie love! As a Chocolate Enthusiast! As a Peanut Butter Addict!!

If I don’t hear back from you – no hard feelings, I know you’ve fallen in love

and are now living happily ever after.

The end.

 

 

…. except not the end because, I really want to share these with you 😀

Triple Chip Peanut Butter Swirl Nutella Brownies 

Brownie Batter-goodness

 

1 1/4 Cup Flour

3/4 Tsp Baking Powder

1/2 Tsp Sea Salt

1/2 Cup Butter

1/2 Cup Nutella

1 Cup Sugar

1 Tsp Vanilla Extract

4 Eggs

1 Cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips – divided 1/2 x 1/2

1/2 Cup Peanut Butter Chips

1/2 Cup White Chocolate Chips

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 oc. Lightly spray a 9 x 13 inch baking pan.

In a medium bowl, sift together Flour, Baking Powder and Sea Salt.

Over low heat, melt butter. Add Nutella and 1/2 Cup Chocolate chips (feel free to use, chocolate chunks – if you ran out of chocolate chips *cough*)

Stir continuously until melted.

Remove from heat and add sugar. Mix until combined with the chocolate.

Next, add vanilla extract.

Add the eggs, one at a time – so that the heat does not cook them (eww scrambled egg brownie!!)

 

Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix together the magic 😉

Now, add the White Chocolate Chips, the Peanut Butter Chips & the rest of the Chocolate Chips/Chunks.

  

Mmmiiiixx-it-uppp!!

Peanut Butter Swirl

Peanut Butter Flavouring ordered from Fancyflours.com

1 Cup Smooth Peanut Butter

1/3 Cup Sugar

4 Tbsp Butter

2 Tbsp Flour

1/4 Tsp Peanut Butter Flavouring (you can also use extract)

1 Egg

Directions:

Add all of the above ingredients into a medium bowl.

Mix until all of the ingredients are well incorporated.

Now, time to get fancy-pants 😀

Spoon 1/2 of the brownie batter into your baking dish.

Spoon half of the Peanut butter batter in small (or large 😉 ) dollops right on top of the brownie batter.

Add the rest of the brownie batter, on top of all this madness.

Add the rest of the Peanut Butter mixture in spoonfuls on top of the sheet of chocolate.

And Last, but most important – – let’s swirl this mamma jamma (yes.. I just said that 😦 lol)

Using a skewer or a tooth pick, swirl together the fugedy-brownie batter and the salty peanut butter

🙂

Bake for 45 minuets.

(This totally was may have been the longest 45 minutes ever!!)

Allow to cool.

Slice and well… you know the rest 😉

  

Stay Sweet my loves

xoxo