Monday, January 17, 2011

Caramel Chocolate Popcorn

 Doesn't that look good?   It was.   Want some of your own?

Start with a great big bowl of popped popcorn, about 1 c kernels before popping.  We call this bowl "the popcorn bowl" because that's our favorite use for it. 
 Then you get to make the caramel.   Combine 3/4 c salted butter, with 2/3 c white sugar, 1/3 c brown sugar, and 1/3 c light corn syrup.  Cook over medium heat, stirring, until it starts to boil.
 Like this.   Let it boil for about 3 1/2  minutes. 
 Stir in 1t vanilla.  Then pour out over the popcorn.
 Stir it around.  Then spread the popcorn out over two large cookie sheets.
 Now you get to melt the chocolate.  I used milk chocolate and white chocolate chips because they drizzle so nicely, about 1 c of each melted in separate bowls of course.
 Melt in the microwave for one minute, stir, put it back for another minute, stir.  Repeat until the chips have all melted.  Then drizzle over the popcorn.
 Pretty yummy.    You can stir the popcorn a bit if you like or just leave it in the drizzled state.  
Sprinkle on about 3/4 c of roasted salted peanuts.   Let sit until the chocolate sets.   I put mine in the fridge because I couldn't wait.

This makes a great special treat for your family or even a valentine gift for friends and family.   Enjoy.

1 comment:

  1. Ah, that popcorn looks heavenly! I'm gonna have to try it out! I'll be following your blog!