Monday, August 9, 2010

I Have a Snack for YOU! Caramel Popcorn

Who says you cant teach an old dog new tricks?  This week I was lucky to have a friend stay with me who enjoys to eat (well who doesn't really) but doesn't often bake for herself.  I have to say she was a trooper!
We made meat stuffed ravioli (search recipe on the site), mini pumpkin pies, apple oatmeal muffins, and our signature snack food for the weekend - CARAMEL POPCORN
I think I gained about 40 pounds this week but boy was it worth it!
A simple and easy way to spruce up movie night or a take a long treat for a road trip or weekend getaway.
Here is what you need for this delish treat:

Caramel Popcorn
6 c. air popped corn
1 c. packed brown sugar
1/2 c. corn syrup
1/2 c. butter
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp. Malibu rum (but you could use vanilla extract)
1/2 c. chocolate chips (to drizzle over once done)

Over medium heat combine sugar, syrup, butter and salt.  Bring to a boil while stirring constantly.  Continue to boil for another 4 minutes without stirring.  Remove from heat and stir in soda and rum and pour over popcorn.  (I use 2 bowls to coat)  Place on a large cookie sheet (or 2 smaller) and bake for 60 minutes at 250 stirring every 10 minutes to break clumps.
Meanwhile, melt chips in a microwave.  When finished baking, drizzle melted chocolate over entire surface and place in the fridge or freezer to harden. 
Store in a Ziploc or air tight container - if if lasts that long!!
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