What are you going to be doing this weekend? Are you dressing up all crazy, taking a little or two door to door for bite sized pieces of candy, or are you maybe giving out candy? Are you going to some spectacular Halloween party, or are you thinking more tricks then treats and are planning on TP-ing the neighbors or creating some mischief around town.
Whatever you are doing, it's sounds like it's going to be a blast. Just note, if you are being mischievous don't be an asshole about it. Stealing candy from kids is wrong,(steal your candy from adults) and TP is cool but spray paint and things that are permanent are not. And stay away from my houses!
Anyway, the Halloween situation is always the same with me and the mr. We say that we need to do something fun and different every year. Maybe a party, or even just some human intreat ion. But just like every year, we give in to our inner hermits. Our Halloween night will be as followed: Lock ourselves in the house, drawing the shades,(note that we would totally give out candy, but our door is down a very narrow and dark driveway, behind a fence, and pretty much inaccessible to people) watch a movie (thinking Donnie Darko or maybe even old reruns of Halloween Rosanne.) eat popcorn,and go to sleep at a very reasonable hour. And now that I say it out loud, our evening sounds like the most perfect way to spend the night. Especially because of the popcorn.
Let's just stop and think about this popcorn a minute……...
Ok, so do you get it now?. This is an epic popcorn combo. Mustard is for everything. A slightly sweet honey mustard all drizzled on popcorn, well that's just craziness. And if you are like the mr., the pretzel crumble just takes it over the top. If we had made plans, I would probably have to cancel just so I can stay in an eat this popcorn.
And I have a hunch that this flavor combination will pair very well with a handful or two of some halloween candies.
The stuff. A big ass bowl of air popped popcorn. Spicy brown mustard (can use any mustard) honey (can use maple) a little olive oil and a few pretzel sticks. (can use any pretzel shape you like)
Bag the pretzels, grap something heavy (rolling pin works great) and smash the pretzels into tiny little bits.
Just like this
In a little pot ) mix mustard, oil and honey together. Place on medium heat and mix continuously until the mixture is hot and a nice liquid pourable consistency.
Now you can do this any way you want, but my way is probably the best. Dividie popcorn in two bowls and drizzle each bowl with equal amounts of mustard sauce.
Flip one of the bowls ontop of the other and shake the crap oiut of it.(or until the popcorn is evenly coated)
And the popcorn is all nice and evenly coasted. Now dump in the crushed pretzel and repeat the double bowl shake.
Check it out… Some fantastical popcorn
Now don't you want to turn the lights off and snuggle on the couch with this bowl?
Share if you want, but hey, it's just popcorn so you can taotally eat it all yourself.
Happy Friday.. And Happy Halloween
Honey Mustard Pretzel Popcorn
makes 10 cups (enough to share between 2 people)
- 10 ish cups of air popped popcorn
- 3 tablespoon spicy brown mustard
- 2 tablespoons honey (sub maple or agave if vegan)
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 3-4 pretzel rods (or whatever shape) which makes about 1/2 a cup smashed (use gluten free if needed)
Take pretzels and place them in a bag of some sort and using something heavy (like a rolling pin) smash the pretzels until they are a smallish crumb (some big shanks are good too)
In a small sauce pot, combine the mustard, honey, oil, and mix to combine. Stick pot on stove and heat on medium until sauce is hot and liquidy. (can get the same result by using a microwave safe bowl and sticking it in a microwave at 20 second intervals until hot)
Evenly distribute popcorn into two big bowls. Take the warmed up sauce and drizzle all over popcorn in each bowl the, for the fun part, flip one bowl onto the other and shake the popcorn all around to evenly coat. Remove a bowl, toss in the pretzel crumbs and pieces and place the bowl back on. Shake again.
Popcorn is ready, now eating it!