Sunday, January 19, 2014

Twix Caramel Popcorn

Since it is National Popcorn Day, I decided to make Twix Caramel Popcorn. How can you go wrong with caramel corn, drizzled with melted chocolate that is garnished with my favorite Twix candy bar? 

10 cups plain air popped popcorn
1/2 cup butter
1 cups light brown sugar
1/4 cup light corn syrup
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
10 "fun size" Twix candy bars, chopped
1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted-to drizzle over popcorn


Preheat oven to 250 degrees F. Place popcorn in a large bowl and set aside.
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.

Place popcorn on a large shallow baking sheet and bake in preheated oven, stirring every 15 minutes, for 45 minutes. Remove popcorn from oven and let cool completely. Chopped Twix candy bars. 

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 or put it in the fridge for 15 minutes.

Store at room temperature in an airtight container.

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