This week’s Baked Sunday Mornings challenge is for this amazing confection: Caramel Popcorn with Peanuts and Chocolate. It seems like it should have a superfluous name like “Extreme Caramel Corn“! Despite its pedestrian name, this snack has something for everyone: popcorn, caramel, peanuts, milk chocolate and dark chocolate. It’s crunchy, chewy and silky – I love foods with texture.
The thing is, I probably would never have tried this recipe if it weren’t for this group, but now that I have, I’m sure I’ll make it again. It would make a wonderful homemade gift in a little Christmas bag.
John & I were reminiscing about making popcorn balls when we were kids. People used to make them in all colors for all occasions, and I always liked them. It’s a shame that getting a homemade treat on Halloween is so taboo these days, because they were always my favorite. But, I digress…
|and, the chocolate!|
Like most good things, this popcorn isn’t at all difficult to make, it just takes time. I borrowed an air popper from my sister-in-law (I’m paying her back with half a batch). Just before we started to make this, I re-read the recipe & ran up to the store to buy disposable aluminium roasting pans because I couldn’t bear the thought of soaking & scrubbing caramel out of a roasting pan until my knuckles were raw – and I’m really glad I did. So, that is my best tip when making this incredible treat!
We’d love to have you join us as we journey through Baked Explorations!
|Love at first bite!|
|My brother & I were amazed to see this beautiful swan at the beach in Ventura!|