Praline Popcorn


27 comments   |   Candy, Feature Jems

I’m so excited to share this recipe because it’s a part of a fun virtual dude-centric baby shower for my friend David of Spiced Blog!





When Chris of Shared Appetite asked if some of David’s online friends would like to participate in a virtual baby shower I was more than happy to join in on the fun. I’m a huge fan of David and love his recipes that he shares as well as every story that he tells with each post. It’s through his stories that I’ve learned a little bit about him. One thing is that he is a huge LSU Tiger fan. He also lived in Louisiana for a while and taught Latin there if I remember correctly. Since David has a love for Louisiana or New Orleans, I wanted to incorporate a little taste of New Orleans in my shower recipe so I decided on praline popcorn. I figured, you have the dude part with the popcorn which is food that you totally eat with your hands and because I’m a dessert blogger I had to find a way to make the popcorn sweet. I am confident this popcorn will be dude approved by David or any guy attending a baby shower!

Two things about this popcorn, one, it’s super easy to bring together, two it’s so flavorful that you will have a hard time not eating all of it before sharing it with your guests!
Congrats David & Laura! I can’t wait to see baby Spiced once he makes his debut! :-)


Check out the other bloggers who are participating in this fun virtual shower for David and Laura!


Buffalo Chicken Blue Cheese Hand Pies by American Heritage Cooking

Chocolate Bacon Toffee by Bakerita

Pumpkin Beer Soft Pretzels by Baking A Moment

No Bake Salted Caramel Apple Slice by The Big Man’s World

Philadelphia Cheesesteak – Southern Style by Beer Girl Cooks

Shredded BBQ Chicken Nachos by Blahnik Baker

Cinnamon Churros by Cooking With Manali

Grilled Brown Butter Burgers with Swiss + Boubon Mushrooms by Cooking for Keeps

Cider Braised Brisket by Foodness Gracious

Ham Potato and Corn Chowder by Gather For Bread

Mini Croques Monsieur Sandwiches by Hip Foodie Mom

Wolfpack-Style Meatballs by The Iron You

Pecan Praline Popcorn by Jem Of The South

No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake Pecan Tarts by Kevin Is Cooking

Maple Sriracha Pulled Pork Mini Pies by Life Made Sweeter

Vanilla Almond Snowball Cake by Pizzazzerie

Cinnamon Bacon Donuts by Runnin Srilankan

Buffalo Garlic Knots by Shared Appetite

Spicy Butternut Bacon Deviled Eggs by Snixy Kitchen

Maple Bourbon Bacon Chocolate Donuts by URBAN BAKES

Vegan White Pizza with Spinach & Basil by Whisk & Shout



Praline Popcorn




Praline Popcorn makes 8-10 cups




8-10 cups of popped popcorn (no butter, lightly salted)
3/4 cups brown sugar


1/4 cup butter


1/4 cup heavy whipping cream


1 cup chopped pecans



Prepare the popcorn and place in a large bowl. You can either go old school and pop in a popcorn machine or use a microwave popcorn. I used this brand from Orville Redenbacher. In a small sauce pan add the brown sugar and butter and melt the butter and sugar together on low heat. When the butter has melted into the sugar bring the mixture to a boil add the heavy whipping cream whisking why adding the cream. Once the praline sauce comes to a bowl, remove from the stove and add in the chopped pecans. Stir until coated. Add the praline sauce to the popcorn until the popcorn is completely coated in the praline sauce. Serve immediately or store in a sealed container for a day or two. Enjoy!






  1. Christin@SpicySouthernKitchen10-20-15

    Popcorn with a little taste of New Orleans sounds like the perfect manly baby shower snack!

  2. Tamara10-20-15

    Hey Christin! I couldn’t agree more that this would get bonus points for being an awesome man approved baby shower food. :-)

  3. Shashi at RunninSrilankan10-20-15

    Oh my – praline popcorn is my absolute favorite! I usually buy a small baggie around Christmas – but now that I have your recipe, I’m gonna be able to enjoy it YEAR ROUND!

  4. Lindsey @ American Heritage Cooking10-20-15

    Praline popcorn is so DAVID! Great idea!

  5. David @ Spiced10-20-15

    This popcorn is totally right up my alley, Tamara! I’m a huge fan of sweet popcorn, and I love the New Orleans twist on this one. Sign me up for a batch or two…or three. Haha! I suspect we’ll need some snacky food once the baby arrives since I hear that sitting down to a real meal just won’t happen for a while. And snacky dessert food totally wins! Thank you so much for this post. You guys have totally made my week with this one! :-)

  6. Rachelle @ Beer Girl Cooks10-20-15

    This praline popcorn is a perfect southern dude food dessert!

  7. Tamara10-20-15

    I think so too Rachelle!

  8. Tamara10-20-15

    I’m so happy you like this recipe David! I’m glad I was able to be a part of your big virtual baby shower!! Congrats to you and Laura on your new baby!!

  9. Tamara10-20-15

    I thought it was perfect for David too Lindsey!!

  10. Tamara10-20-15

    Yes, you have to make it now Shashi!! It’s so easy and tastes so good!!!

  11. Rachel @ Bakerita10-20-15

    This praline popcorn looks like the perfect snack!! Perfect for the baby shower :)

  12. Miss P10-20-15

    All I have to say is thank you…thank you…thank you! I am looking forward to making this with my “Road Crew”, also known as my adorable grand kids. Stay tuned for their comments. :)

  13. Tanya Sanders10-21-15

    What a great recipe, just in time for kids Halloween parties.

  14. Jessie10-21-15

    Looks easy and delicious! Thank you for sharing this treat with us. The other blogger’s posts look “drool worthy” as well. :)

  15. Verna10-21-15

    I love this idea! I love popcorn a nd adding the sweet twist makes it even more inviting. Can’t wait to taste it!

  16. Tamara10-22-15

    Yes, this would be perfect for the kids this Halloween Tanya!!

  17. Tamara10-22-15

    You are quite welcome Miss P! I would love to hear how your “Road Crew” enjoys this recipe. Make sure you come back and leave a comment or share the picture with me on Facebook or Instagram! :-)

  18. Tamara10-22-15

    This popcorn is so good Jessie! Thanks for also checking out the other bloggers’ recipes!!

  19. Tamara10-22-15

    Yes, I loved the sweet twist to this popcorn as well Verna. You know I had to do it!! Had to make it sweet! :-)

  20. Tamara10-24-15

    Thanks Rachel!! I ate entirely too much of this popcorn so yes, it’s both snack approved and great for a baby shower! :-)

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