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sweet, savory and seasonal holiday recipes

entertaining this season? put an sweet and savory twist on traditional favorites with these holiday recipes that “quickie chick” author and lifestyle expert, laurel house, created with our limited edition salted caramel popcorn popchips*

sweet and savory brussels sprouts

salted caramel popchips brussel sprouts recipe

ingredients:

  • 1 bag salted caramel popcorn popchips* (crushed)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 pound sliced and diced pancetta or prosciutto
  • 1 pound brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 lemon, juiced

directions:

preheat oven to 425 degrees f. heat oil over medium heat in a large pan. add the pancetta and cook until golden brown and crisp. add the garlic to the pan and cook until just golden. add salt and pepper to taste. remove from pan and place on the side. add the brussels sprouts and toss to combine with residual oil (1 minute). place brussels on an olive oil sprayed baking sheet and roast in the oven until the vegetables are cooked through and golden brown. remove the vegetables from the oven and toss with pancetta and garlic. drizzle with lemon juice. add popchips and serve.

crunchy baked caramel apples 

salted caramel popcorn popchips baked apples

ingredients:

  • 1 bag salted caramel popcorn popchips* (crushed)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 5 granny smith apples
  • 2 tablespoons butter, cut into 6 teaspoon-size pieces
  • ½ cup apple juice

directions:

preheat oven to 325 degrees f. combine cinnamon, brown sugar, and sugar in a small bowl. set aside. carve a hole in the top of the apple leaving ½ inch at the bottom. fill each hole with the cinnamon-sugar mixture. top each apple with butter. place apples in casserole dish and pour apple juice around them in the pan. cover pan with aluminum foil and bake for 45 minutes. remove from heat, garnish with mashed popchips, and serve.

salted caramel popcorn popchips*sweet, salty and seasonally dressed for the holidays, our limited available salted caramel popcorn chips are exclusively available at u.s. target stores until december 31, 2013.  if you can’t get your hands on these limited edition bags, katy’s kettle corn popchips are a perfect substitute for the above recipes! 

hungry for more recipe ideas? pop over to our pinterest to get your fix. click here

popping up in zipcar near you?

popchips are, of course, the ultimate road trip companion. so why not load your car up to the brim? that’s exactly what our friends at zipcar did!

zipcar popped full of popchips

look out for cars popping up this week in philadelphia, dc, baltimore and new york, and take your guess on how many popchips can fit into a ford focus hatchback!

one zipcar member and one non-zipcar member in each participating market will be awarded $100 in driving credit plus a popchips swag bag. the contest runs from monday, november 18 to sunday, november 24.

zipcar and popchips giveaway

crunch the numbers: tweet your best guess to your local zipcar handle (@zipcarphilly@zipcarnyc@zipcarbmore@zipcardc) using #zippop or enter on site at a live event (dates listed below).

baltimore: tuesday, november 19 at 33rd and st. paul st. near johns hopkins university from 11:00am – 3:00pm.

dc: wednesday, november 20 – parked by the hottest food truck in dc in farragut square.

philly: wednesday, november 20- on drexel university campus right by the drexel rec center from 11:00am – 3:30pm.

new york: friday, november 22, at sarah lawrence’s homecoming from 7:00pm – 9:00pm.

snackers are winners. the snacker who submits the closest number without going over wins. winners will be announced monday, november 25, on twitter.

questions? check out the popchips-zipcar contest rules and regulations and more info: zipcar.com/partners/popchips

what pops: dave days & popchips!

last week, popchips snacker and youtube phenom dave days posted an amazing interpretation of far east movement’s rocketeer – using only popchips, a loaf of bread, and a bottle of soda to make a poppin’ backbeat:

now it’s your turn — dave’s provided the beats to download. make a great cover and you could score a signed copy of his new album and a month’s worth of popchips! here are some awesome videos that have already come in:

what pops: no strings attached!

are you planning to pop into the movies to see the president of pop culture, ashton kutcher’s, new flick no strings attached this weekend? we got a sneak peek last week with two lucky fans who joined us on the red carpet in los angeles.

we had a blast with marissa and shanna at the premiere. the movie explores a relationship that tries to keep things purely physical. we’re not sure that theory pops in real life, but in the movie, it’s funny, sexy and fresh (not that we’re biased at all!)

what pops: who’s your pop culture icon?

as we say goodbye to 2010, the president of pop culture, ashton kutcher, asked for your top pop culture icons. here’s the list — who did we miss? and who do you think will be the pop culture breakout of 2011?

1. michael jackson

jeffrey hecht shared on facebook: michael jackson, the king of pop(chips)…

2. elvis presley

3. bruce springsteen

kim rudd shared on facebook: bruce springsteen…baby we were born to pop!

4. marilyn monroe

@tinaO shared a picture on daily booth

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5. andy warhol

6. mickey mouse

@darajaclyn shared on daily booth: mickey mouse is obviously number 1

7. michael jordan

8. audrey hepburn

9. demi moore

Bartdawg shared on twitter: @popchips i’m not just saying this, but @mrskutcher defines #whatpops. for three decades she reinvents herself http://tl.gd/7nqihi

10. popeye

Tammera Sirois shared on facebook: pop (eye) of course ! he has changed his diet from yucky spinach to yummy popchips:).

we made this one just for you, tammera!

 

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