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!
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!