Thursday, October 29, 2009
Not many remember this little jingle I am sure "candy coated popcorn peanuts and a prize..." so in honor of another dying treat from my youth (well its not really dying it just isnt as popular) I decided to venture into to the land of candied popcorn. While I have mentioned that my son does not eat candy, per se, he does eat sweets and these sweets do have sugar so we are not as 'healthy' as we sound. Since I do cook, duh, he gets to eat all kinds of things and as a special treat I make him special treats and special treats, even though sugarfied, are better than any old candy any day.
Popcorn balls are/were a bake sale staple when I was a kid - I am not so sure about now and even more certain that they are NOT in NYC since the Mayor banned bake sales in public schools to try and combat child obesity - I know - great idea right! (click the link and read the article in the NY Times)
Chances are that even though you might have had a popcorn ball you have not had one like this. Peanut butter popcorn balls with fresh vanilla bean sugar and a touch of ground mulato chile (just to keep it real). The chile and peanut butter go so well together that they balance the sweetness of the over all treat and the vanilla beans just smooth the whole ride down.
This is my 300th post of the year which means I have 41 more to go to reach 1000 posts over all - looks like the train is getting near the station.
Posted by Christo Gonzales at 3:58 PM