Pumpkin Spice Popcorn

 

Pumpkin Spice Popcorn that is simple to make and absolutely irresistible!

Pumpkin Spice Popcorn that is simple to make and absolutely irresistible! via ww.wineandglue.com

If you follow me on Facebook, you may have seen me ask this question the other night:

You see someone in a parking lot dressed like a Panda Bear. You:

A. Wave and smile!! Who doesn’t like a friendly panda?
B. Hang back a little. Obviously the panda is about to rob the store you are going into.
C. Other: _________________

I got all sorts of hilarious answers for C.  Maybe the best was “Depends…was it a bamboo store?” from Cassie of Little Red Window.  Ha!

Pumpkin Spice Popcorn that is simple to make and absolutely irresistible! via ww.wineandglue.com

If you are wondering, I went with B.

I got out of my car, in rush, headed for the grocery store for a gallon of milk for the girl, a jug of white grape juice for a pukey little boy, and a rotisserie chicken for two grown ups who can barely get themselves dressed with the kids are sick, let alone cook dinner.

I’m jumping out of the car when I see a panda emerge from the car kitty corner to me.

Panda for sure noticed me staring.  Panda might have even waved.  I tried to avoid eye contact (can you really call it eye contact?  Maybe real eye/mesh eye contact?) because it had been a long day and I really didn’t know if I had a conversation with a panda left in me.

Pumpkin Spice Popcorn that is simple to make and absolutely irresistible! via ww.wineandglue.com

Don’t get me wrong.

I’m as big of a panda fan as the next gal, but really one of the joys of running to the grocery store by yourself when you are a stay at home mom is that you get 20 minutes to not talk to anyone.  Priceless.  Pandas are not an exception.

So I’m avoiding eye contact (eye/mesh contact) when I start to think about all the reasons that someone might want to be in a panda costume on a random afternoon in the suburbs.

Ummm, hello??  Obviously to rob the grocery store.

Okay, I really prefer to think the best of people.

You know, people are inherently good and all that.

But when you think it’s possible to be witness to a panda robbing a grocery store, you kind of back off.

Lucky for me, the panda headed towards the jewelry store instead.

I’m not kidding.

I didn’t really pay attention after that.  I was hungry for chicken.

You know what else I’m hungry for, pretty much all the time since first tasting it?

Pumpkin Spice Popcorn!  This recipe is super duper simple to make, and highly addictive.  Like I had to keep reminding myself that if I didn’t stop “sampling” the recipe, there would be none left to take pictures of.  Lucky for me, it’s easier to make than avoiding eye/mesh contact with a panda!

Pumpkin Spice Popcorn that is simple to make and absolutely irresistible! via ww.wineandglue.com
Pumpkin Spice Popcorn
  • 8 cups popped popcorn (the size of most regular microwaved bags)
  • 10 oz white chocolate chips
  • 1 9.9 oz package of Pumpkin Spice M&M’s
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  1. Pop the popcorn according to the package directions.  Transfer it out of the bag and into a large bowl, making sure to get out all the popcorn kernels.  Add in the M&M’s.
  2. Melt the chocolate according to the directions on the package.  Stir in the pumpkin pie spice.
  3. Pour the chocolate over the popcorn and M&M’s, mixing to make sure that it is all evenly coated.
  4. Spread the mixture in a single layer on a parchment lined tray.
  5. Refrigerate for five minutes, break it up into pieces and then store in an air tight container.

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Comments

  1. Meaghan Voigt says

    Yum! I need to try this…I didn’t even know pumpkin spice m&m’s existed!!! (next time I go to the jewelry store, I won’t wear the panda suit;)

  2. Linda L says

    This popcorn looks & sounds delish but where do you people live that you find Pumpkin Spice M&M’s? I’ve never heard of them but it’s probably better that I haven’t. I would eat them all before they ever got into this popcorn recipe. BTW, I live in the teeny, tiny town of Sequim, WA that no one has ever heard of before. I lived in Riverside, CA all my life until 6 years ago when I movd up here to be closer to grandkids. These blogs & recipes are my life up here. I left everything familiar behind. Lost all my cookbooks in my move up here so am starting fresh. Thank you for your recipes. It’s great to have these snack recipes for my grandkids.

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