Friday, May 4, 2012

Twix Caramel Popcorn

For Christmas I got an air popcorn popper and I use it all the time. The freshly popped corn is so much better than the microwave junk. My kids love watching which is an added bonus. I have come across quite a few outrageous popcorn recipes and have had so much fun trying them out. This twix popcorn was divine! I have to admit that I skipped the last steps of baking it in the oven. We just couldn't wait that long! Instead I just drizzled the caramel, then stirred in the twix bars and then drizzled with melted chocolate.

Twix Caramel Popcorn

5 quarts plain air popped popcorn
1 cup butter
2 cups light brown sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
20 "fun size" Twix candy bars, chopped
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted-to drizzle over popcorn
1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees F. Place popcorn in a large bowl and set aside.
2. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Stir in brown sugar, corn syrup, and salt. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Boil without stirring for 4 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in baking soda and vanilla extract. Pour caramel in a thin stream over popcorn, stirring to coat. Gently stir until all of the popcorn is covered.
3. Place popcorn on two large shallow baking sheets and bake in preheated oven, stirring every 15 minutes, for about an hour. Remove popcorn from oven and let cool completely.
4. Break popcorn into pieces and mix in chopped Twix candy bars. Drizzle popcorn with melted chocolate. Let the popcorn sit until chocolate hardens, about 30 minutes. Store at room temperature in an airtight container.

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