.....oh, wait. Maybe that was me. I couldn't help it!! It's so good!!
Here's what you need to make some:
- 12 cups popped popcorn (I popped mine from kernels, and it takes 1/2 C. kernels to get 12 cups. Or you could use microwave popcorn, but use the kind with no butter or salt)
- 1 C roughly chopped pecans
- 1 C brown sugar
- 3/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 1/4 cup Karo syrup (or honey if you don't do corn syrup)
- 1 stick (1/2 cup) real butter
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 3 squares white candy coating
First, pop the popcorn and put it into a LARGE bowl (I used my giant Tupperware fix and mix bowl. You want a really huge bowl) Then mix in the pecans.
Preheat the oven to 250. Line a large jelly roll pan or two 9x13 pans with foil and spray with Pam.
Next, get a large microwave-safe bowl (I used a 2.5 qt. Pyrex) and put the brown sugar and the cinnamon into the bowl. Use a fork or a whisk, and combine the two.
Then add the butter, cut up into chunks, and the Karo or honey:
Microwave for 30 seconds to soften the butter, then stir together to combine. Then microwave for 2 minutes, stir. Microwave for another 2 minutes. It should look bubbly like this:
Stir in the baking soda and vanilla. It will foam up a bit. I would have a picture but I was trying to move quickly and didn't take one. Pour the caramel syrup over the popcorn/pecans and stir well to make sure all the popcorn is well-coated. then pour into your prepared pan(s) and put in the oven for 30 minutes, stirring every 10.
Now at this point, I dumped the popcorn out on wax paper to cool. Then, melt the white candy coating and drizzle over the popcorn with a fork. Let the candy coating harden, then break into pieces.
And eat them.
...all of them.
I gift-wrapped some for my Mother-in-Law, because it was her birthday!! :) She loved it!
This wasn't difficult at all, and makes a really awesome treat for the family, or a GREAT gift!
I got this recipe from Our Best Bites