I have been married to a wonderful Christian man since 1976. The Lord has blessed us with two daughters and two sons. I consider each day the Lord gives me on the earth yet another chance to serve Him.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Snickering Caramel Popcorn

Just a small amount of this popcorn will take care of any chocolate craving.   It's very good.


*2 quarts air popped corn (about 1/2 cup kernels)
*1/2 cup butter, cut into pieces
*1 cup light brown sugar, packed
*1/2 teaspoon salt
*1/4 cup light corn syrup
*1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
*1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup peanuts
*1 (11.50 ounce) bag Snicker's Mini's
*4 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips

~Pop kernels.
~Spray a large roasting pan with a cooking spray.
~Remove any unpopped kernels, and put popcorn in prepared roasting pan.
~Preheat oven to 200 degrees.
~Unwrap & cut up mini snicker's bars into quarters, set aside.
~In a medium saucepan, over medium heat, bring butter, brown sugar, salt & corn syrup to a boil.
~Boil for 5 minutes, stirring a couple times.
~Remove from heat, and stir in vanilla & baking soda.
~Pour over the popcorn and stir to coat all the popcorn.
~Add peanuts and stir in well.
~Bake for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes.
~Remove form oven, and gently stir in candy.
~Return to the oven for 2 minutes.
~Remove from oven and dump caramel corn on wax paper.
~Melt chocolate chips in a double boiler over low heat (I do this durning the last 15 minutes of cooking the caramel corn).
~Drizzle melted chocolate over caramel corn.
~Once the chocolate has cooled & is set, break apart caramel corn.
~Store in a gallon size zip-loc bag.

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