Friday, November 10, 2017

Cozy Food Friday

That means it's time to share a recipe from 
another great cozy mystery!

Today I'm joining Berkley Mystery in
celebrating the new release of 
Book 3 in the Popcorn Shop Mysteries
by Kristi Abbott

With her poodle, Sprocket, popcorn entrepreneur Rebecca Anderson must bag a killer in the latest Popcorn Shop Mystery from the author of Pop Goes the Murder.

Repairs are under way at Rebecca Anderson’s gourmet popcorn shop. With production of her tasty treats on hold, Rebecca has plenty of time to read the old diary she discovered hidden in the shop’s walls. It’s a fun peek into her town’s history…until the diary’s abrupt ending leaves Rebecca wondering whether she’s actually stumbled upon a cold case.

Unfortunately for Rebecca, mysteries are popping up right and left. When local busybody Lloyd McLaughlin is found dead, the police suspect he was poisoned by Rebecca’s popcorn. But Rebecca has only made one batch of popcorn recently, and it wasn’t intended for Lloyd. Nothing about Lloyd’s death makes sense—until Rebecca discovers a startling connection between the missing diary-writer and the murdered man.

Now, with her reputation on the line, Rebecca must discover who’s been cooking up murder—both in the past and in the present.


Kristi has been obsessed with popcorn since first tasting the caramel cashew popcorn at Garrett's in Chicago. If you've never had it, you might want to hop on a plane and go now. Seriously, it's that good.

Kristi lives in northern California, although she was born in Ohio like the Rebecca, the heroine of the Popcorn Shop Mysteries. She loves snack food, crocheting, her kids, and her man, not necessarily in that order.

Kristi also writes as Eileen Rendahl, Eileen Carr, and Lillian Bell.

On to the recipe!


All food photos are by  borrowed Lisa Ks Book Reviews  from Google Images and its contributors, with many thanks. Your finished dish will vary in appearance.

Graham cracker crust:

1 1/2 c. Graham cracker crumbs
6 T. butter, melted
1/3 c. sugar

    Mix together crumbs, sugar, and melted butter.
   Press into a foil or parchment paper-lined 8x8 pan.
   Back at 350 degrees for 7 minutes or until it starts to brown.


1 10 oz. package chocolate chips
1 jar marshmallow crème
3 cups popped popcorn

   Melt chocolate chips in microwave or in a double-boiler. Pour over crust.      
   While the chocolate chip layer is still warm, microwave the marshmallow crΓ¨me for 30 seconds at 50% power. 
   Watch closely so it doesn’t go full Vesuvius on you. Pour the crΓ¨me over the chocolate chip layer. 
   Press the popped popcorn into the marshmallow layer. 
   Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

   To serve, let it come to room temperature, then cut into squares.

Just when you thought popcorn couldn't get better!


Please keep reading and check out my 
installments of 
Book Beginnings on Fridays
The Friday 56

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Book Beginnings on Fridays is a meme hosted by Rose City Reader
Share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading

The Friday 56 is a meme hosted by Freda's Voice
Rules: *Grab a book, any book. *Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader (If you have to improvise, that's okay.) *Find any sentence, (or few, just don't spoil it) that grab you. *Post it.

My Book Beginnings

I walked over to the bars of my jail call. "Hey! Anybody out there? I want my phone call. Don't I get a phone call?"

My 56

For a second, I thought I'd misheard.

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  1. Thanks, Lisa. Those popcorn bars sure look yummy! Happy Friday.

  2. Thanks for sharing your review, Lisa.

  3. The book looks tempting...and so do the popcorn bars! I love buttery popcorn, but chocolate calls to me. Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

  4. Ominous 56, but I like it! I like the sounds of the popcorn bars too! :-) Happy weekend!

  5. it and now I want popcorn. lol
    sherry @ fundinmental Friday Memes

  6. Another book I'm looking forward to reading, and a yummy recipe I can't wait to try! Thank you!

  7. Those popcorn bars look fantastic. Thanks for sharing about them and the book.

  8. That beginning definitely makes me want to read more! Thanks for sharing! Have a great weekend! :)

  9. Cute title and cover...and those recipes have me drooling.

  10. I love the sound of this book! And the S'MORE POPCORN BARS. I will have to try both. :-) Thanks for sharing!

  11. Oh, a popcorn shop cozy! A favorite snack of mine:) Off to check this out! And I'm eating some popcorn smothered in extra butter right now while rewatching Game Of Thrones.

    My Friday 56 from The Memory Trees

  12. Damn, now I need popcorn...and a movie. Thanks for sharing and for the visit yesterday. X

  13. This recipe sounds amazing! And I love this series too... can't wait to dive into both!

  14. I know we're not supposed to judge books by their covers, but this one looks adorable! Clever title and two of my favorite things -- popcorn and puppies.

  15. I came across this book recently and already added it to my cozy list. And anything popcorn is a win for me. Yummy!

    My Friday 56 from Meddling Kids

  16. Oops, wrong post. Your link didn't work at Freda's linky so I went in my browser.