Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Vaverek Munch Caramel Popcorn

A few years ago my mom brought us some "Moose munch" popcorn. So I decided to recreate it.
I have merged a few recipes together to come up with our version of caramel popcorn.

Vaverek Munch Caramel Popcorn

6 quarts of popped popcorn. I make about 3 -4 bags of microwave. I try to use the unbuttered type. But if you can only find buttered, use light butter.
1 3/4 cups - 2 1/2 cups chopped toasted pecans (can use peanuts or any other type of nuts)
1 cup butter
1  - 16 oz - package of light brown sugar
1/4 cup light corn syrup
1/4 cup molasses
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup of milk chocolate - chocolate chips
1 cup of white chocolate - chocolate chips
1 bag of M&Ms
Toasted Pecans

Prep your cookie sheets with parchment paper.
Popcorn placed on in a layer on a cookie sheet.
Popcorn waiting for the caramel, pecans, and chocolate
Melt butter in a large heavy saucepan. Stir in brown sugar and next 3 ingredients; bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Boil 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat, stir in vanilla.

On the stove top turning into caramel
Pour mixture over popcorn layer in an even coat.
Bake at 250 degrees for 30 - 45 minutes or so.  Stir every 15 minutes.
Take out of oven and spread the pecans and chocolate chips over the caramel popcorn. Put back in the oven for 10 minutes to melt the chocolate chips.
Take out of oven and spread the pecans over the popcorn and chocolate.

Cool for 10 minutes. Pour the mixture into a very large bowl and sprinkle the M&Ms over the popcorn mixture. Stir the bowl  to combine the entire mixture.
fresh out of the oven, just put the pecans and chocolate chips on top of the caramel popcorn
out of the oven before pecans and chocolate chips

Finish product

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