Jackson Pollock Popcorn, and a Butter Baked Goods Giveaway

I’m taking a little break from all the kale and beans and sweet potatoes this week to bring you this dark-chocolate-drizzled caramel popcorn.

Jackson Pollock Popcorn | www.kiwiandbean.com

Let me be clear—there is nothing healthy about this popcorn. No hidden veggies or pureed legumes or anything of the sort. But that didn’t stop me and my ecstatic three year old from shoving the whole darn batch down our sugar-deprived pie-holes. (Which is an awfully graphic and unpleasant image, I realize. Sorry.)

I had planned to bag this popcorn up as a little Christmas offering for party hosts, neighbours and the like, but hey there are 29 days until Christmas, which leaves plenty of time for a second (and even third and fourth) batch. And besides, no recipe should be gifted without first being sampled. EXTENSIVELY.

Jackson Pollock Popcorn | www.kiwiandbean.com

This is not just dark-chocolate-drizzled caramel popcorn. It’s Jackson Pollock Popcorn from the cookbook Butter Baked Goods: Nostalgic Recipes from a Little Neighborhood Bakery. Butter is a beautiful old-fashioned bakery, cafe and confectionary in a tree-lined little neighbo(u)rhood in Vancouver, Canada. The same little nabe that I grew up in, actually. (Although fortunately for the state of my childhood dental health, Butter did not yet exist in those years.) The bakery turns out bars, cookies, cakes and marshmallows that have become a bit of a Vancouver legend. And Rosie, the bakery’s owner, recently published a cookbook sharing the recipes, techniques and tricks behind some of the most sought-after sweet treats.

Jackson Pollock Popcorn | www.kiwiandbean.com

This week I have teamed up with a great group of Canadian food bloggers to give away the ultimate Butter prize pack: a signed copy of the cookbook, and a big arse box of bakery-churned treats. Can you think of a better way to kick off the holiday season than with a box of sweet deliciousness DELIVERED TO YOUR DOOR? I didn’t think so.

To enter the giveaway, just scroll on down to the bottom of this page and follow the instructions. For a drool-inducing preview of the cookbook’s contents and the bakery’s products, check out the other posts in this giveaway series:

Butter Baked Goods Bloggers | www.kiwiandbean.com

TO get the recipe for Jackson Pollock Popcorn: Enter the giveaway (see below) and cross your fingers. Cruel am I.

To enter the giveaway: (1) Leave a blog comment telling me your favourite sweet treat, AND (2) complete the “Rafflecopter” entry form below, providing your email address and confirming that you submitted a comment (Note: the email address is merely so that we can contact the winner; you are not subscribing to anything!). You can earn additional entries (and increase your chance of winning!) by doing a little social media following, as explained in the entry form below (optional, but boy does it give us the real warm and fuzzies). The contest is open to all legal residents of Canada and the USA who have reached the age of majority in the province, territory or state in which they reside. Contest closes Wednesday December 3, 2014. 

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22 Responses to Jackson Pollock Popcorn, and a Butter Baked Goods Giveaway

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  2. Abby December 2, 2014 at 7:32 pm #

    fruitcake!

  3. Chelsea @ Chelsea's Healthy Kitchen December 2, 2014 at 11:47 am #

    That is the most epic popcorn I’ve seen!

    My favourite sweet treat – how can I even choose? Right now I’d have to say date squares, but a week ago I would have said brownies.

  4. rene maria creamer November 30, 2014 at 10:37 pm #

    As a special treat, I make rum cakes for my friends for Christmas!

  5. Jen November 30, 2014 at 12:22 pm #

    Favourite sweet treat? Not sure I can even call them “treats” when it feels like all I eat these days are baked goods…would love to blame the toddler and new baby or maybe breast feeding but really it’s probably just me! Top picks have to be my mom’s date squares (extra buttery and oaty), butter tarts (the sweeter the better) and the chocolate chip cookies at Mocha Mocha (simple yet devine).

  6. Isabelle @ Crumb November 27, 2014 at 11:28 pm #

    I firmly believe all Christmas treats should be thoroughly tested before gift-giving, even if it does mean that I have to sacrifice my diet and eat all of the extras. It’s a tough job, but someone’s gotta do it. 🙂
    Loving the combination of caramel corn and dark chocolate drizzle. Definitely the kind of dish I’d have to test very, very, very thoroughly.

  7. Christina November 27, 2014 at 11:02 pm #

    The chocolate flinging sounds like a fun, but extremely messy job a kid could help with. 🙂 Maybe if I covered the kitchen in plastic drop cloths I’d let my boy have a go. lol

  8. Chrystal November 27, 2014 at 1:02 pm #

    My favourite dessert of all time is really any type of pastries 🙂
    But really anything sweet can do the trick for me. I also agree that the Chicago mix popcorn at Costco is crack! I can’t actually buy the stuff because I eat it all with 24-48 hours.

  9. Sahra November 27, 2014 at 12:25 pm #

    Coffee flavoured ice cream! That popcorn also looks super delicious 😀

  10. Anna November 26, 2014 at 8:06 pm #

    My mom and dad’s lemon meringue pie, and dark chocolate anything (I’m definitely giving your popcorn a try)!

  11. Alison November 26, 2014 at 4:04 pm #

    RUM BALLS! (Heavy on the rum)

  12. lauri November 26, 2014 at 3:50 pm #

    Rice crispy squares covered in chocolate (with caramel melted in the chocolate even better!)

  13. Carol November 26, 2014 at 2:50 pm #

    Holiday SHORTBREAD! (the no nuts, no chocolate and LOTS of butter kind). A close runner up is your Hummingbird Cake!

  14. Ewa November 26, 2014 at 2:15 pm #

    My fave sweet treat is butter pecan tarts.

  15. Jaclyn November 26, 2014 at 1:59 pm #

    Any treat that you make (incorporating chocolate) is my favourite.
    This popcorn looks deelish!

  16. Signe November 26, 2014 at 1:36 pm #

    Lately I really love PC Kettle Corn. I seem to go into a haze and then the whole bag is gone and I don’t know how it happened…

  17. Unca P. November 26, 2014 at 1:14 pm #

    I agree with Afshan. My favourite is the Chicago cheese & caramel popcorn. Costco shouldn’t be allowed to sell it. It’s basically like crack.

  18. Natalie November 26, 2014 at 1:14 pm #

    My favourite sweet treat is a delicious and fresh tiramisu. Nothing beats it!

  19. Eva November 26, 2014 at 1:13 pm #

    My Mom’s rum cake and sticky toffee pudding from Enoteca Sociale! (And anything with chocolate)

  20. Kate November 26, 2014 at 12:55 pm #

    Maybe it’s just because it’s the season, but I’m really feeling pumpkin pie. Maybe pumpkin everything. And just a big ol’ chunk of very dark, barely sweet chocolate. A very bug chunk.

  21. Anna (Hidden Ponies) November 26, 2014 at 12:19 pm #

    This is my kind of popcorn…mmmmm.

  22. Afshan November 26, 2014 at 9:49 am #

    You are cruel. My most favourite treat is PC Chicago Style Popcorn (combo of carmel and cheese popcorn). Oh, and my mother-in-law’s trifle. Oh, and your fig cookies. Oh, and Irfan’s pancakes — because who are we kidding, those bad boys are definitely not proper breakfast food. xo.

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