* Please excuse the look of this post! Not sure what is wrong, but the spacing is not cooperating, everything looks crammed together*
Another recipe with Guest Baker Amy! I love when my cousin Amy comes out to bake! As mentioned in previous posts this days main focus was 2 cheesecakes but only one was accomplished, check it out here. We also attempted a caramel sauce, what a disaster you can see it here.
We decided on this recipe while we were in the grocery store buying the cheesecake ingredients. We were going back to Amy’s place to have a nice dinner with both of our families. We needed dessert, but it had to be something that was ‘no bake’ or stove top as the oven was busy with cheesecake! Amy found this one on Six Sisters’ Stuff, it sounded delicious!
* Unless you are feeding a crowd (10+ people) I would half this recipe, it makes a lot!
4 quarts popped corn (about 1 cup kernels)
1 cup salted butter
2 cups light brown sugar, packed
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup salted peanuts
30 fun size Snickers bars chopped up
3 oz melted chocolate chips
1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees.
2. Chop up Snickers bars into bite size pieces
3.Pop your popcorn and put popcorn and peanuts in a big brown paper grocery bag. We didn’t have a paper bag, so we went with a big bowl and a pot
I had to go up to the attic to get the popcorn popper, had not used it in forever! Popping the popcorn was a whole new adventure in itself, haha!
It was like we were back in 1999 when I was babysitting her, we always had popcorn watching movies. We were both watching it for the first kernel to pop!
There it is! But do you notice a problem?
As the popcorn started to shoot out the top of the popper we had kernels and popcorn all over, it was snowing popcorn! No idea where the little lid/butter melter is. We had to improvise ….
4. Seperate into bowls big enough to stir and add nuts
5. Over medium heat boil butter, brown sugar, salt and corn syrup for 5 minutes (stirring constantly).
6. Remove from heat and stir in baking soda.
7. Pour over popcorn and stir
We gave it a try – it was a little soggy, yikes!
8. After the popcorn is coated well, spread onto a cookie sheet. Spread chopped Snickers over top of popcorn and put in oven for 5 minutes.
9. Remove from oven and drizzle melted chocolate over top of popcorn.
Look at that!!!
When it cake out of the oven it was nice and crunchy, way better than any caramel corn I had ever had. In fact I don’t even like caramel corn. This was amazing!
The crunch of the baked caramel sauce and the sweet of nut chocolate were an excellent combination. It wasn’t overpowering sweet at all (others mentioned as I never thing anything is too sweet). It was a huge hit for dessert, not much left of the tray. It was so addicting, we seriously couldn’t stop, had to move away from the table.
I would definitely make this again. The only thing I would change is the addition of salt. My Uncle suggested as we were eating that it would be awesome with some salt. He was right! We put a few shakes on and it got even better! The salt really enhanced the flavours and who doesn’t love sweet and salty things? I would put it on just before the bake so it stuck to the popcorn.
Thanks for picking an awesome recipe, this one will definitely be a redo!
*If not eaten immediately…can be stored in an airtight container.