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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Thursday - Health Information


Spiced Chocolate popcorn crunch

From All Recipes

Why did I pick this recipe?  It's a cute healthy snack.  And it is the 'new thing' to put a little spice in food.  And dark chocolate is good for you - so is popcorn!

Now you do have to make a couple exchanges here if you are diabetic.

The chocolate - get the sugar free chocolate to melt.  And then use a sugar substitute if you want for both the corn syrup**  and brown sugar.

Cute gift favors too.

8 cups popped popcorn
1/2 cup dry-roasted lightly salted peanuts
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar  - or use sugar substitute
3 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons light corn syrup  - see below**
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips - there are sugar free ones from Walmart
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp. cinnamon

1. preheat oven to 300 degrees.
Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment.
Combine popcorn and peanuts on a baking sheet.

2.  Mix brown sugar, butter, and corn syrup in a small pan.  (or substitute)
Bring to boil over medium heat.
Boil without stirring for 4 minutes.
Remove from heat
Stir in baking soda.
Quickly pour caramel over popcorn and peanuts.
Toss with 2 rubber spatulas.
Bake for 20 minutes - stirring twice.

3.  Place chocolate chops in a small microwave safe bowl.  Sugarfree chocolate. 
Microwave on medium heat in 10 second bursts stirring until almost melted.
Stir in the cayenne and cinnamon.
Transfer to a Ziploc bag - cut a small hole in a corner and drizzle on popcorn.
Let set 4 hours.
Break into pieces.

**Corn syrup can be substituted for with:
"Brown rice syrup, also known as bran rice syrup can be used as a substitute for corn syrup, although it can be difficult to find. It contains more complex sugars than corn syrup which provide less of a spike in blood sugar, and so are better for you.
Corn syrup can also be substituted by maple flavored syrup (which is often simply corn syrup with flavoring), golden syrup, agave nectar or light molasses."

Using the Random Generator - the lucky winner of the SPICE LAB SALTS - and I wish it was me again - is: 4 Terri D - one of my new followers.  And again this is one I wish I could give to everyone.
Terri D please send me your complete address so I can give it to the Spice Lab - so that they can send the salt to you!  Buy this product - it's fun!   

Lynne M
Terri D
Lynn M.
Lynn – Happier than a pig in mud
Marsha Spots and Wrinkles
Grandma Bonnie
Sweet Marie
Debby at Just Breathe
x_5c59c1d photo

Learn to sit on your problems.

Thank you Joey's Pad


Jill said...

Those ladies are just wonderful! So pretty and spunky. A lot to learn from them! Thanks, Sandie!

Lynn said...

Love the dog sitting on the cat. The cat seems to be taking it well. :)

Paula said...

Just here to say good morning Sandie, have a nice day.

Sandra said...

looks yummy...

Jemma said...

Love "sitting," on the problem and the "gentle are strong!" I want some of this snack and I use agave quite often!
Happy Thursday!

Ruth Wilk said...

I love the video....they sure don't look or act their age! I am following you on bloglovin since I think google is going away soon. Not sure what is happening there.
Have a great Thursday!

Grammy Staffy said...

Thanks for the recipe... I look forward to making it soon. Love the dog pic. Hugs

Sandee said...

Loved the video. Those two didn't look 96 and 97 years young. Awesome.

The popcorn treats look and sound fantastic. I'll bet they go over great with kids.

Drat on me not willing the spices. Congratulations to Terri though.

Loved the laugh. Too bad we can't do that too.

Did you know that James Deans grave is very plain and simple. It is. Saw it when we were in Indiana.

Have a terrific day. ☺

TexWisGirl said...

congrats to your winner!

linda eller said...

The popcorn recipe sounds really good...and I love the 'sit on your problems'! I may have to do that

Cathy said...

I love those 2 ladies. Wow! Very inspiring.

Renae Simple Sequins said...

hi sweet friend, see email, k?

Jackie said...

Oh, the popcorn snack looks so delicious. A mixture of sweet, salty, and a little heat. Yummmm.
Thank you for sharing.

Susannah said...

Hi Miss Chatty......Great post....I love the ladies who are really "living life"! They make me stop and think how I could be doing better. Looing forward to your "Friday" post. Have a great day and enjoy yourself!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

That does sound good. I need to find some good diabetic dessert recipes for the holidays when they come - one of my most favorite relatives was just diagnosed, so I want to make something for her to be able to eat!

Ginny said...

Congratulations to the winner!!!! Chocolate and popcorn for all!!!

SweetMarie said...

Congrats to your winner!
Love James Dean. :)

Denise said...

Congrats to the winner. The popcorn sounds good.

Jhona O. said...

That popcorn DOES sound good! That photo of the dog sitting on the cat was just the laugh I needed today. It was neat to hear those ladies share what keeps 'em going!

Ms. A said...

I've had popcorn very similar to that and it was delicious!

LL Cool Joe said...

What amazing women and they looked so young too!

Glad you used the James Dean quote too. :)

Susan said...

Loved the video with the two active ladies, Sandie.

As far as keeping busy, I'm on the right track. You, too! Ha! Hope we can say the same a few decades from now.


The Quintessential Magpie said...

Touching base to tell you how much I loved that video today. I am going to send that to Fred. What precious ladies and good advice.

Love you,


Catherine said...

Dear Sandie, Great James Dean quote.

Love the pop-corn!!

Have a beautiful day my friend. Blessings dear. Catherine xo

barbara woods said...

i like the dog sitting on the cat.

Barb said...

Love the popcorn too, is one of my favorite snacks. And I love James Dean. My ex looks just like him. Even at his present age. Amazing, right? lol
Take care. Love you much.

mail4rosey said...

Well that was so close to my name I could almost touch it! :) Big congrats to Terri!! The popcorn is looking delicious. Makes the bowl we all just shared seem drab. ;) Happy Thursday!

Ann said...

looks good to me. but then anything with chocolate

Munir said...

The popcorn looks yummy. May be we will try on a weekend. Thanks for sharing.

Maggie Ann said...

Thank you Sandie for the video of the two ladies in their 90's. What a beautiful thing!

nancygrayce said...

I was going to comment, but I must get up and get active! Those ladies are so precious and they speak the truth! My mama just sat down after daddy died and now she can do nothing.....while my MIL stays active and can do anything she wants to do.


that recipe looks scrumptious.

Terri D. said...

Oh my gosh! Really - am I the Terri D who won? I never win anything! Guess I'd better get a lottery ticket now! WHoohooooo! I will email my address, Sandie, and thanks so much!!

Grandma Bonnie said...

Maybe I should sit on my problems. Thanks for the popcorn recipe. We do movie night once a month and I would like to try this when we do.

Merlesworld said...

I got some popping corn in the cupboard, was wondering what to put on it now I know.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

i love popcorn and chocolate too

forgetmenot said...

Sandy, Your recipe sounds delicious--I'm going to try it soon. Love the James Dean quote. Have a terrific weekend. Mickie ;)

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Yep, it all looks great!!

That looks like a super snack... cute and tasty! blessings ~ tanna

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

Chocolate, the perfect food! Yo can put it on anything and it will only enhance the meal. Well, maybe not chicken, but you never know till you try.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

The corn sounds yummy! I ate several bad things while out of town. Time to buckle down again. Have a nice weekend Sandie.

Dee said...

The ladies in the video are both very well groomed with a natural beauty. I agree keeping busy is a must but not all of us are blessed with good health and not for the lack of trying. Congratulations to your winner.