Friday, July 10, 2015

popcorn week: caramel corn pistachio ice cream sandwiches + a giveaway

i'll be totally real with y'all: these were ridiculous. despite drippy pistachio ice cream getting all over the floor and more chunky, sugar rush goodness than you can imagine, i really believe these popcorn pistachio ice cream sandwiches have a place in this world.

if you want to whip up this tasty, summertime treat, you've got a few options that lend for some creativity. you could pop up a bag of salty, buttery popcorn, melt down the marshmallows and then combine the two to form your "cookie" mixture. or, you could do what i did, and buy some crunch n' munch caramel corn with peanuts mixed in. keep in mind, this option is a lot sweeter.

these were so messy - as you can see from the photos - but delicious!

popcorn pistachio ice cream sandwiches

1/2 bag of caramel corn crunch n' much (or, substitute with a bag of buttered popcorn)
4 cups marshmallows
5 tablespoons butter
2-4 scoops talenti pistachio ice cream
peanuts (optional)

in a large saucepan over low-medium heat, add butter to pan and melt. stir in marshmallows. stirring constantly, wait for marshmallows to melt into a creamy liquid. put your popcorn (either pre-made caramel corn or buttered popcorn) in a large bowl, and pour marshmallow topping on top. stir to combine, then quickly spoon mixture on to a large baking sheet covered in parchement paper. flatten the mixture in an even layer.

pop the baking sheet in the freezer for 10-15 minutes to allow it to harden. take a large glass, cookie cutter or any item that can be used to form a circular shape, and press into the layer of popcorn and marshmallow to form your "cookie" halves". plop a scoop of ice cream in between two halves, and enjoy, and have some napkins on hand!

I teamed up with 14 other bloggers to share innovative popcorn recipes with you and to bring you an eye-popping popcorn giveaway. We're using the hashtag #popcornisforbloggers on social media this week. check out everyone's blogs to see their popcorn recipes throughout the week: Tabasco Honey Butter Popcorn — The Speckled Palate Cookie Butter Popcorn Cupcakes — The Crumby Cupcake Mexican Chocolate Popcorn — Macheesmo Unicorn Popcorn Rocky Road — The Sugar Hit Snickers Popcorn — Cake 'n Knife Birthday Cake Oreo Popcorn — Club Narwhal White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake Popcorn — Feast + West Loaded Candy Bar Popcorn — Sugar Dish Me Matcha Popcorn Milkshakes — Brunch with Joy Vegan Caramel Corn Cacao Nib Popcorn — Twin Stripe S'Mores Popcorn Treats — Hey There Sunshine Cinnamon Apple Coffee Cake with Caramel Corn Crumb Topping — bethcakes Caramel Corn Pistachio Ice Cream Sandwiches — Meredith Noelle Caramel-Masala Popcorn with Pistachios — Love & Flour Vegan Almond Joy Popcorn — The Frosted Vegan
also, a big thanks to cabot creamery and bob's red mill for generously sponsoring our project and giveaway. 
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1 comment:

  1. Messy snacks are ALWAYS the best snacks. The ice cream is so colorful and fun, too! Thank you so much for being a part of popcorn week, friend!


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