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Dec 122012
 

OK!  Truth time number two for the week. I’m not much into baking or making “treats”. I’m not that person who spends hours baking fifteen different kinds of cookies to give to friends and neighbors. If I bake for someone it means I REALLY like them or care about them. So when it comes time to do these posts every week I’m looking for things that are easy but seem impressive. That’s how I came upon this recipe. It’s just popcorn with some stuff chopped up, topped off with caramel and marshmallows. It’s like crispy treats, only with popcorn, get it?

Side note: did you know that trying to chop pretzel sticks is absolutely nerve wrecking?. Those things just start pinging all over your kitchen. So I suggest that you just make sure you have really clean hands and snap those puppies yourself.

Also, I wouldn’t be me if I didn’t add my own special touches. So when I took the caramel off the stove to add the cream I also added about two tablespoons of butter. I added the butter because I decided to put these in cupcake papers, and I wanted to be sure they would release. Plus who doesn’t like creamy, buttery caramel? I also added about half a cup of white chocolate chips to make them even richer! Sometimes I just don’t know how to stop myself people. I need a support group.

Alright, on with the pics!

All the usual suspects. Popcorn, pretzels, almonds. Oh My!

Chop your add ins.

Toss together the popcorn, the pretzels, and the almonds so they become good friends.

Take 2 cups of sugar, 1/2 cup of water, and 1/4 tsp. of salt and boil them until it all becomes caramel. Don’t stir, it won’t help! When everything is golden brown and bubbly remove it from the heat and add in 2/3 cup of cream, butter ( if you choose), 2 cups of mini marshmallows, and 1/2 cup of white chocolate chips (you know for kids). Mix it all together until everything is melted and your dreams come true.

Is this the surface of another planet? No. It’s a close up of all that caramel marshmallow sticky yummy goodness. It’s heavenly. See what I did there?

Drench all your popcorny stuff in your caramely stuff. make sure everything is evenly coated.

Scoop your popcorn mixture into paper lined muffin tins, or press it into a 9×13 buttered pan. If you go the pan route make sure you press everything in firmly so you can cut it into bars once it sets.

Before you worry that my family is about to go into sugar shock, you should know I am making these for my husbands co workers. All in all you can make  about 2 1/2 dozen of these little babies. I tested one out (just to make sure they aren’t poisoned ;) ) . If you make these things, whoever receives them will be your BFF.

Now  off to the kitchen!

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  7 Responses to “Merry Mouthfuls #2”

  1. What? No cookies? ;) Leave out the nuts (allergies) and I’m all over this goodie!

    • To be honest, you don’t really need the nuts. You could certainly replace them with m&m, or toffee chips, or even dried fruit.

  2. Thank you so much for making these – they were so good!!! Jason told me what was in them and I was sold as soon as I heard “white chocolate.” I’m definitely going to make these and I’ll let you know how they turn out! : )

    • I’m so glad you liked them. :) Definitely let me know how yours turn out. If you know anyone with nut allergies you could replace the nuts with something like toffee bits. I bet that would be amazing!

  3. These look so yummy!!!!
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  4. Oh. Very domesticated here…lol. Looks good. #blmhop
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