Monday, October 21, 2013

Peanut Butter Snicker Corn

Oooh, fall colors!

I'm supposed to be enjoying the fall colors now, because once I get to Hawaii, the only way I'll know it's fall is because it's football season.

And since I don't really care about football, I guess that means I won't know it's fall at all.  
What in the world will happen to me when it's winter?

This weekend my sister and I hosted friends on Friday and Sunday, including my "Liquor Cabinet Liquidation and Aloha Party."   And you can't have a party without snacks.

A week or two ago, I came across this awesome recipe on Frugal Foodie Mama .    So easy to make and you can't stop popping it in your mouth.   Either commit to eating the whole bowl, or put it on the other side of the room and fill the middle of the room with hungry crocodiles.    Those are your two choices. 

Choose wisely.  

What You Need

10 cups of popped popcorn
8 oz Snicker Bars, chopped (in a 12 oz bag of Fun Size, I used about 12 bars)
1/2 cup corn syrup
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup salted peanuts

What You Do

Chop your fun-size snickers into small pieces.    It's ok if you eat a few here and there.  

If you're popping corn on the stove, like I did, use a large pot with a lid.    Drizzle a little vegetable oil in the bottom of the pan and put on medium.    Put one kernel of corn in the bottom.   When that pops, you know the oil is hot enough and you're ready to rock.    Pour the popcorn kernels into a single layer in the bottom of the pan (you don't need to cover all the area).    Continue to shake the pot periodically while the corn is popping.    Burned corn is sad corn, so when the popping slows down, put the pot on a cool burner and let it finish.      Measure out 10 cups for this recipe, pour into a large bowl and save the rest for another snack.

In a small sauce pan, combine the sugar and corn syrup and let boil for two minutes.    Remove from heat and add peanut butter and vanilla. 

Pour the peanut butter mix over the popcorn and toss to coat.   Every piece will not be covered.    Add the peanuts and Snicker pieces and toss again.    Spread popcorn out on waxed paper to cool and then break apart and store in an airtight container.    If there's any left after you try it for the first time and decide that it's much more delicious than anything you might make for dinner.   

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