I recently attended an all-expenses paid meeting at The J. M. Smucker Company on behalf of SpanglishBaby to learn more about Smucker’s Brand Products and helpful holiday tips. I want to share some of the fun and easy recipes I learned using Smucker’s Brand Products that will surely add some love to your holiday fiestas.
During my visit I learned how to make delicious tasting treats and dishes that would make family gatherings for the holidays extra special. My family is big and when we get together there are so many different foods to enjoy. It’s great to have our traditional dishes, but occasionally it’s fun to surprise the kids with some yummy treats.
I tried these recipes at Smucker’s Headquarters and they were delicious, so putting my kids to the test when I got home was a must — my kids enjoyed both! Here are the two recipes I will definitely be sharing and making with my family this holiday.
Caramel Apple Popcorn by Pillsbury
Yields 4 servings(refer to site recipe for larger servings)
1/2 container of Pillsbury Creamy Supreme Caramel Apple Flavored Frosting
1 bag of microwave popcorn
1 cup of pecans
1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
2 cups of apple chips (freezer dry works too)
pinch of salt
•Preheat oven at 250°F and prepare a baking sheet. Either line with parchment paper or coat with Crisco cooking spray.
•Microwave frosting in separate bowl for approximately 20 seconds. (If making large serving where a whole container is called for, remove all foil and lid before microwaving. Pour over popped popcorn.
•Add pecans and mix until fully coated. Bake for at least 2o minutes or until crunchy. Remove from oven and toss in cinnamon, salt, and apple chips.
Popcorn stores for up to a week in an airtight container.
Cran Raspberry Snowball Punch by Smuckers
Yields 6- 1 cup servings
16oz or 2 cups of cranberry juice
6oz of Smucker’s Seedless Red Raspberry Jam
1 liter of lemon lime soda, chilled
at least 4 scoops of vanilla bean ice cream(you can add one to each cup to make it a super snowball punch!
•In a pitcher or punch bowl, mix in cranberry juice, raspberry jam and lemon lime soda.
•Add scoops of ice cream and stir until frothy.
•Top with ice cream scoops forming snowballs.
Serve and enjoy! ¡Qué rico!