Fall Popcorn: White Chocolate and Caramel Corn

If you know us Salty Blondes well, then you KNOW all three of us love a good bowl of popcorn.  You can bet the very first thing each of us registered for when we got engaged was a popcorn popper.  

Our go-to is obviously freshly popped corn with a half a stick of butter and salt (obviously).  Sometimes we like to switch it up and, if we're feeling super UNhealthy, we go for the white chocolate or caramel corn.

WHITE CHOCOLATE POPCORN

This one is super easy.  

1. Pop your corn 

2. Pour about 2 tablespoons of melted butter over

3. Sprinkler with salt and mix

4. Melt about 1/4 cup of white chocolate chips

5. Drizzle melted white chocolate over top and mix

6. Add more salt if desired

Let the bowl sit out until the chocolate hardens or throw the bowl in the fridge for about 10 minutes.

Tip: the white chocolate chips melt best in a double boiler.  We don't have one, so we make our own by boiling a little bit of water in a pan, then setting a glass bowl with the chocolate chips on top, making sure the water isn't touching the bowl.  Stir continuously until melted.  See picture below :)

EASY CARAMEL CORN

1. Pop your corn

2. Melt 2 sticks of butter + 1/2 Cup of brown sugar + 8 large marshmallows or 1 Cup mini marshmallows in pan

3. Stir ingredients continuously until melted and bring to a boil. Boil for about a minute. Keep stirring.

4.  Pour over popcorn and mix

Note: our original recipe calls for one stick of butter, but Paige uses two, which makes it a little less sticky, but obviously more fattening.  At this point though, does that really matter? 

These are both so yummy and perfect to bag up and give out at a Halloween party or even to trick-or-treaters! Let us know what you think in the comments if you try either of these!

Apple Crisp

 It's been a while since we've shared a new recipe on here!  This one's another family favorite and is SO easy! Every single time we make it we get asked for the recipe, and it's almost embarrassing how simple it is.  And it's perfect for Thanksgiving if you're looking for a dessert for the non pie lovers (they do exist, believe it or not!). 

All you need are a few ingredients that you should already have on hand (except for maybe the apples). Get the full, printable recipe linked at the bottom of this post!

Start by buttering the sides and bottom of a 9x13 pan, then slice your apples into the pan. To make your life even easier, peel and slice your apples with one of these babies. Trust us, you'll want to invest in an apple peeler if you don't already have one ;) Occasionally squeeze lemon juice over the apples to add tartness and prevent browning.  We like lots of lemon juice!

Next, sprinkle the spices over your apples.  The spices are measured out in the recipe, but really you can just sprinkle as much on as you'd like. You really can't mess this recipe up!

Then mix your sugary, buttery, crumble mixture up for the topping.  We like to just use our hands to incorporate the butter. (Promise we wash them first! ;)

Sprinkle the mixture over the apples, then throw in the oven (350) for about an hour!

Serve warm with ice cream....and try not to eat the entire pan. {P.S. leftover apple crisp for breakfast the next morning is totally acceptable}