This year Fleischmann’s® Yeast, Fleischmann’s® Simply Homemade® Baking Mixes and Karo® Syrup – trusted baking products that have helped people create beautiful homemade bread, baked goods and delicious desserts for more than 100 years – are teaming up to launch the Baking A Difference campaign to benefit Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry® campaign to help end childhood hunger in America through the power of baking.
It is hard to believe that one in five children in the U.S. struggle with hunger and cannot rely on having access to the daily nutritious food they need to grow and thrive. Now Fleischmann’s® Yeast, Fleischmann’s® Simply Homemade® Baking Mixes and Karo® Syrup are uniting bakers everywhere for the Baking A Difference campaign to help the No Kid Hungry campaign end childhood hunger in America.
Fleischmann’s® Yeast, Fleischmann’s® Simply Homemade® Baking Mixes and Karo® Syrup are calling all bakers to bake for a cause. If you like to mix up treats in the kitchen, then they challenge you to bake for someone you love and bake a difference. Inspire family, friends, teachers, neighbors and others to get involved in the Baking A Difference campaign and Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign. Collectively, we can all harness the power of baking recipes and bake a difference together to end child hunger in America.
To inspire people to make a difference for No Kid Hungry when they participate in the Baking A Difference campaign, Fleischmann’s® Yeast, Fleischmann’s® Simply Homemade® Baking Mixes and Karo® Syrup have partnered with America’s Test Kitchen and Joy Wilson of Joy the Baker blog, to create baking tips and unique twists on classic recipes to encourage more bakers to bake a difference.
I was asked to participate by making a twist on their classic caramel corn just in time for tailgating season. I took my inspiration from my favorite caramel apple from Rocky Mountain Chocolate Co. The apple gets a nice dip in the traditional caramel followed by a coating of white chocolate and a dusting of cinnamon sugar. They are divine.
So I took the traditional Karo® Syrup caramel corn recipe and added some dry apple cider mix and cinnamon to the caramel to give it that nice apple pie flavor. Then the caramel coats some popcorn along with some dried apples. Once the caramel popcorn cooks and cools, it gets a drizzle of melted white chocolate and a sprinkling of cinnamon sugar! It tastes just like the caramel apple treat I love.
The Baking A Difference campaign will culminate in spring 2014 with a unique e-cookbook full of delicious, classic Fleischmann’s® Yeast and Karo® Syrup recipes, contemporary twists on classic recipes from Joy the Baker along with recipe images from bakers across the country showing how they bake a difference in their kitchens and local communities. The e-cookbook will be available for free download at Breadworld.com, Karosyrup.com, Facebook.com/FleischmannsYeast, Facebook.com/SimplyHomemadeMix and Facebook.com/KaroSyrup.
You can help No Kid Hungry end childhood hunger in America by participating in the Baking A Difference campaign online via the 12 Days of #BakingADifference promotion on Facebook in December. You can also share your recipe images of classic Fleischmann’s® Yeast and Karo® Syrup recipes using the #BakingADifference hashtag on all Fleischmann’s® Yeast and Karo® Syrup Facebook channels for a chance to be included in the Baking A Difference e-cookbook with Joy the Baker at Facebook.com/FleischmannsYeast and Facebook.com/KaroSyrup.
To learn more about the Baking A Difference campaign and get the latest recipes and baking tips from Fleischmann’s® Yeast, Fleischmann’s® Simply Homemade® Baking Mixes and Karo® Syrup, you can visit Facebook.com/FleischmannsYeast, Facebook.com/SimplyHomemadeMix, Facebook.com/KaroSyrup and Pinterest.com/BeABetterBaker.
To help get one of you baking, I have a prize pack to giveaway containing Fleischmann’s Yeast, Karo Syrup and Simply Homemade varieties including the new Pretzel Creations in addition to premium prep bowls, spatula set and insulated picnic tote so you can transport your treasured recipes anywhere including to and from your favorite tailgate!
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- Mazola Cooking Spray
- 4 quarts popped popcorn
- ½ dried apples chopped
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 Tablespoon dry apple cider drink mix
- ¾ teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ cup Karo® Light or Dark Syrup
- ½ cup butter or margarine
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon Spice Islands® pure vanilla extract
- 1 Tablespoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ cup melted white chocolate
- Spray a large shallow roasting pan with cooking spray. Add popcorn and dried apples and place in a preheated 250 degree oven while preparing caramel.
- Mix brown sugar, apple cider drink mix, ¾ tsp cinnamon, corn syrup, butter, and salt in a heavy 2-quart saucepan. Stirring constantly, bring to a boil over medium heat.
- Boil for 5 minutes WITHOUT STIRRING. Remove from heat. Stir in baking soda and vanilla.
- Pour syrup over warm popcorn and apples, stirring to coat evenly.
- Bake at 250 degrees for 45 minutes stirring occasionally. Remove from oven and spread over foil that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Cool.
- Once cooled break into pieces. In a small bowl, combine the 1 Tbsp sugar with 1 tsp cinnamon.
- Drizzle melted white chocolate over the popcorn and immediately sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. Allow chocolate to harden. Store popcorn in tightly covered container. Makes 4 quarts.