Anyway the whole point of my little rant is eating yummy TV snacks like Caramel Popcorn! It's better than Cracker Jacks even without the prize. I just popped microwave popcorn solely for convenience. I got the idea to use Snickers from Cookies & Cups, a wonderful blog with sweet treats.
|mmm caramel goodness|
Adapted from David Lebovitz
1 Bag popped microwavable popcorn
1 stick unsalted butter
1½ cups light corn syrup
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 pack bitesized snickers
Place aluminum foil in a baking pan, make sure to oil it lightly. Add your popcorn to the pan.
Melt butter in a pot over medium heat. Add brown sugar + cornsyrup + salt. Stir. Bring mixture to a boil. At this point I stopped stirring. Let it continue to cook until it reaches 300F on candy thermometer, or about 8-10 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla + baking soda.
Pour caramel mixture over your popcorn and stir to coat evenly. Add chopped Snickers.
Transfer popcorn to wax sheet (Oops forget this). Cool.
So yeah.... I forgot to transfer it to wax paper and it turned to popcorn brittle on the bottom. I just broke it into pieces with my bench scraper. My grandparents enjoyed the hard caramel and they don't have teeth! Definitely making this again and taking it to the movies.