Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Peanut Butter Caramel Popcorn Mix

This Peanut Butter Caramel Popcorn is brought to you in part by Collective Bias® and its advertiser to help you combat "you're not you when you're hungry"! As always, the recipe and opinions in this post are my own. #WhenImHungry #CollectiveBias


 Peanut Butter Caramel Popcorn Mix | Tortillas and Honey



Are you yourself when you're hungry? Do you find yourself being just a little more grumpy or just not yourself? If so, I think that goes for many of us! I know that I definitely get more snappy at others. And when my brother is grumpy or very complain-ey, I usually ask him 1) Are you tired or 2) Are you hungry? And it's usually one of the two. 

While I was perusing Dollar General yesterday, I found three SNICKERS® products that I thought would be great to incorporate into a recipe that you can serve your family everyday, SNICKERS Peanut Butter Square, SNICKERS Almond, and SNICKERS Extreme. I wanted to create a recipe that has fiber and protein that helps you curb your hunger. 


SNICKERS Dollar General

For this recipe, I decided to make a Peanut Butter Caramel Popcorn Mix that incorporates high-fiber air-popped popcorn (sans the butter), a peanut butter caramel sauce, and a mixture of nuts, cranberries, and chopped SNICKERS. The caramel sauce is made with water, honey, brown sugar, and peanut butter but the sugar content is fairly low. This recipe relies mostly on peanut butter, nuts, cranberries, and chopped SNICKERS for flavor. This recipe is also better fresh and the peanut butter caramel is a soft caramel (it doesn't harden), so I suggest serving it right away because the popcorn gets slightly chewy as leftovers.

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Peanut Butter Caramel Popcorn Mix | Tortillas and Honey

Peanut Butter Caramel Popcorn Mix | Tortillas and Honey

Peanut Butter Caramel Popcorn Mix | Tortillas and Honey

Peanut Butter Caramel Popcorn Mix | Tortillas and Honey



Peanut Butter Caramel Popcorn Mix
adapted from Popsurgar

6 c. popped popcorn (about 1/4 cup dry kernels popped)
2 regular sized SNICKERS® bars (regular, peanut butter squared, or almond), cut into small chunks
2/3 c. assorted unsalted nuts
1/3. c. unsweetened dried cranberries
1/2 c. water
1 Tbs. brown sugar
1 Tbs. honey
1/2 c. creamy peanut butter
Salt, to taste (optional)

Place the popped popcorn in a large mixing bowl Mix in the chopped SNICKERS, assorted nuts, and dried cranberries. Set aside. 

Place the brown sugar, water, and honey in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Let boil for about two minutes and then turn off the heat. Measure and add the peanut butter and stir until it melts together.

Pour the warm peanut butter mixture over the popcorn mixture, and mix together using a large spoon.


Sprinkle salt over the popcorn mixture, if desired.

Eat warm or refrigerate for about 20 minutes until cool. (This recipe does not make well for leftovers, so halve the recipe if necessary.)

Makes about 4 servings


Monday, April 6, 2015

Salted Caramel Pudding with Toffee Popcorn

This Salted Caramel Pudding with Toffee Popcorn Topping are brought to you in part by Collective Bias® and its advertiser to help you make creative pudding snacks! As always, the recipe and opinions in this post are my own. #SnackPackMixins #CollectiveBias

Salted Caramel Pudding with Toffee Popcorn | Tortillas and Honey


Do you like to make creative snacks or desserts using every day ingredients? I recently used Snack Packs to make a easy, semi-homemade version of a fancy dessert I had on vacation. I've discovered that Snack Packs are an easy way to make fun creations for your kids or for even yourself! You can add in a variety of mix-ins. This also a fun and easy way to get your kids in the kitchen and involved in the foods that they make. The pudding cups have new easy open lids and your kids can add all of the ingredients that they want!

I decided to make a version spin off a panna cotta dessert that I had in San Francisco a couple years ago. It was a salted caramel panna cotta, then topped with chocolate ganache and caramel popcorn. It was a such a unique and fun dessert that I've been meaning to try my own hand at making my own. For this recipe, I decided to make a version that takes a considerable less amount of time that you can make any day and every day which uses ingredients that I found at the local Walmart by using vanilla pudding, then adding a chocolate shell, and butter toffee popcorn.

Please visit Snack Pack Mix-Ins for more fun ideas on how to incorporate different mix-ins in your pudding cups!



Salted Caramel Pudding with Toffee Popcorn | Tortillas and Honey

Salted Caramel Pudding with Toffee Popcorn | Tortillas and Honey

Salted Caramel Pudding with Toffee Popcorn | Tortillas and Honey

Salted Caramel Pudding with Toffee Popcorn | Tortillas and Honey

Salted Caramel Pudding with Toffee Popcorn | Tortillas and Honey


Salted Caramel Pudding with Toffee Popcorn
a Tortillas and Honey original recipe


For one pudding cup: (adjust the ingredients when making more cups!)
1 Vanilla Snack Pack Pudding
1 1/2 tsp. caramel topping
pinch of fine sea salt
1-2 Tbs. chocolate flavored ice cream shell topping
1/4 c. Buttery Toffee Crunch 'n Munch Popcorn


Remove lid from the pudding and mix-in 1.5 teaspoons of caramel topping. Drizzle 1-2 tablespoons chocolate flavored ice cream shell topping, or until the surface of the pudding in covered. Gently place 1/4 cup popcorn on top of the shell topping, then place in freezer 5-10 minutes or until the chocolate shell hardens. Serve!

Makes 1 serving


Friday, March 27, 2015

Coffee and Chocolate Chip Biscotti

These Coffee and Chocolate Biscotti are brought to you in part by Collective Bias® and its advertiser to help you enjoy a little more "me time" with McCafé! As always, the recipe and opinions in this post are my own. #McCafeMyWay #CollectiveBias

Coffee and Chocolate Chip Biscotti | Tortillas and Honey


What do you do for a little more "me time"? As our lives get more and more busy, we forget to take some time to ourselves and savor those little moments. For many people, their morning coffee is their favorite part of the day. Whether it's taking a couple minutes while getting ready for work, on your way to work, or even awhile you're at work! McCafé now is bringing you a little more "me time" with some of your favorite McCafé products to incorporate in your morning coffee ritual

I found this new McCafé at Walmart, and it comes in a variety of flavors! They are made with 100% arabica beans and the same premium quality that you expect from McCafé. 


I decided to focus on a recipe that enhances your "me time" experience with your morning coffee ritual. Many people love biscotti, but not very people make it themselves. It one of those things that seems harder to make than it actually is.

These biscotti that I'm sharing with you today are super easy to make, and make a decent batch that you can either save for yourself (you can freeze these in a freezer bag!) or you can share these with others. I used the McCafé coffee in this biscotti so you can really taste the coffee flavor, which is perfect as you're dunking it in your own personal cup of coffee too!

You can definitely play with the ingredients with this one-- if you think the coffee flavor isn't prominent enough, gradually add more coffee grounds... if you don't like chocolate, add some dried fruit... don't like almonds, add walnuts, pecans, pistachios, etc.! This is a great basic recipe that you can adapt to your own tastes. The base is slightly sweet and not as dry as some other biscotti.

Savoring these babies along with your morning coffee make your ritual or "me time" just a little extra special!



Coffee and Chocolate Chip Biscotti | Tortillas and Honey

Coffee and Chocolate Chip Biscotti | Tortillas and Honey

Coffee and Chocolate Chip Biscotti | Tortillas and Honey

Coffee and Chocolate Chip Biscotti | Tortillas and Honey

Coffee and Chocolate Chip Biscotti | Tortillas and Honey

Coffee and Chocolate Chip Biscotti | Tortillas and Honey



Coffee and Chocolate Chip Biscotti
slightly adapted from Crumb

2 c. flour
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. brown sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 Tbs. coffee grounds
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 c. cold butter, cut into small cubes
1 c. milk chocolate chips
1 c. whole almonds
3 eggs, lightly beaten
2 Tbs. coffee liqueur (optional)
Egg wash (1 egg, lightly beaten with 2 Tbs milk)


Preheat oven to 350F. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper.

In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, brown sugar, baking powder, coffee grounds, cinnamon and salt. Using a pastry cutter or 2 knives, cut in the butter until the mixture is fine and crumbly. Alternatively, you can place these ingredients in a food processor and pulse until the mixture is fine and crumbly.

Stir in chocolate chips, almonds, eggs and coffee liqueur (if using) until the dough is just barely moistened. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead lightly until the dough is soft and slightly sticky, about 8-10 times.

Using floured hands, divide the dough into quarters. Shape each quarter into a 9" long roll. Place two rolls 4 inches apart on each of the prepared cookie sheets, gently flattening each one into a 2" wide slab. Brush the top and sides of each log with egg wash.

Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes, or until the top of the slabs feels firm and dry. Remove from the oven, but do not turn off the heat. Set the slabs on a wire rack to cool for 10 minutes.

Once the slabs are cool enough to handle, cut crosswise into into 1/2-inch thick slices. Place slices upright, 1/4-inch apart, on cookie sheets.

Place the slices on the baking sheet, cut sides down, and return to the oven to bake for 10 minutes. Turn cookies over, and continue baking for another 10 minutes (the cookies should be just a bit soft in the center – don’t worry, they’ll harden up once they cool).

Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely, then store in airtight containers.

Makes about 3 dozen biscotti

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