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Hello my name is Sarah, I am married to a caramel popcorn snob. Well snob is kind of harsh, maybe I should call him a caramel popcorn critic. Yes that sounds nicer.  I grew up making Caramel popcorn in a bag which turns out nice and crunchy, just the way I like it.  My husband however is not a fan of crunchy caramel corn, he likes Soft Creamy Caramel Popcorn.  But Soft Creamy Caramel Popcorn scares me because it can pull a filling out of your tooth if you are not careful. Some recipes are TOO sticky, while others leave the popcorn almost soggy.

I am excited to share this recipe with you, it gets the thumbs up and approval from my husband. My kids all love it, best part is it is super easy too make too.  Hope you enjoy this recipe for Soft Creamy Caramel Popcorn as much as we do!

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Soft Creamy Caramel Popcorn Recipe

What you need:

  • 14 oz can of Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1 stick of butter (1/2 a cup)
  • 1 cup brown sugar firmly packed
  • 10 oz bag of mini marshmallows
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 24 cups of popcorn

Tools I like to use for this recipe:

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Directions:

You will need to pop 24 cups of popcorn. We love to use our  Stir Crazy popcorn popper it gives the popcorn a great flavor and crunchy texture.  We do add a pinch of salt to each batch, but do not butter it.  But you can use plain or buttered popcorn for this recipe, we just prefer plain.  Once you have popped your popcorn, measure out 24 cups and set aside while you make the caramel sauce.  I would recommend fluffing your popcorn to try and get all the corn kernels that did not pop to sink to the bottom. Toss those in the trash, so you don’t bust your tooth on them (yes my husband has done that more than once).

This makes a BIG batch of popcorn, 24 cups.  I love the Thatsa Mega Tupperware Bowl  for this recipe. It is big enough to hold everything and allows me to stir and mix without popcorn falling out over the sides.

In a Sauce pot 6 quart or larger add your sweetened Condensed Milk, butter, brown sugar and marshmallows.  Over medium heat stir still they are well blended and just come to a low boil. Normally takes about 6-7 minutes.  Make sure you do this over medium heat if your temperature is too high your sugar will not dissolve which gives you a gritty texture.  I always stir the whole time to prevent scorching the butter and milk.

Once it has come to a low boil, take off heat.  Stir in your vanilla (pure vanilla is best) and sprinkle in the baking soda.  Do this in a dusting motion so you do not get a big clump of baking soda in your caramel sauce. Be aware that the baking soda will cause your caramel sauce to double in size and become soft, almost foamy.  Stir in well then quickly pour over the popcorn you have waiting for you in a bowl.

It will be a bit sticky so I recommend using a Silicone spatula  to mix it all together really well. DO NOT try to eat it right away because it is hot! Give it a few minutes to cool down. You can eat it right out of the bowl. Or you can pour it onto a Aluminum Commercial Baker’s Half Sheet.  Then as it cools you can cut it into Soft Creamy Caramel Popcorn squares.  You can also shape them into Soft Creamy Caramel Popcorn balls.

The caramel is super soft at first this is our favorite time to eat it. After an hour or so it starts to firm up and is still soft, just more like a soft and chewy rice crispy treat that will hold its shape. But still soft and you can easily pull it apart and eat it.  It really is amazing! I love that you can make it a few days before an event and it is still delicious!

Try this Soft Creamy Caramel Popcorn Recipe out, let me know what you think. I hope you enjoy it as much as my family does! Perfect for large groups or family movie night!

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Soft Creamy Caramel Popcorn Recipe
 
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Serves: 24 cups
Ingredients
  • Soft Creamy Caramel Popcorn Recipe
  • What you need:
  • 14 oz can of Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1 stick of butter (1/2 a cup)
  • 1 cup brown sugar firmly packed
  • 10 oz bag of mini marshmallows
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 24 cups of popcorn
  • Tools I like to use for this recipe:
  • Stir Crazy popcorn popper
  • Aluminum Commercial Baker's Half Sheet
  • Silicone spatula
  • Sauce pot 6 quart
  • Thatsa Mega Tupperware Bowl
Instructions
  1. Directions:
  2. You will need to pop 24 cups of popcorn. We love to use our Stir Crazy popcorn popper it gives the popcorn a great flavor and crunchy texture. We do add a pinch of salt to each batch, but do not butter it. But you can use plain or buttered popcorn for this recipe, we just prefer plain. Once you have popped your popcorn, measure out 24 cups and set aside while you make the caramel sauce. I would recommend fluffing your popcorn to try and get all the corn kernels that did not pop to sink to the bottom. Toss those in the trash, so you don't bust your tooth on them (yes my husband has done that more than once).
  3. This makes a BIG batch of popcorn, 24 cups. I love the Thatsa Mega Tupperware Bowl for this recipe. It is big enough to hold everything and allows me to stir and mix without popcorn falling out over the sides.
  4. In a Sauce pot 6 quart or larger add your sweetened Condensed Milk, butter, brown sugar and marshmallows. Over medium heat stir still they are well blended and just come to a low boil. Normally takes about 6-7 minutes. Make sure you do this over medium heat if your temperature is too high your sugar will not dissolve which gives you a gritty texture. I always stir the whole time to prevent scorching the butter and milk.
  5. Once it has come to a low boil, take off heat. Stir in your vanilla (pure vanilla is best) and sprinkle in the baking soda. Do this in a dusting motion so you do not get a big clump of baking soda in your caramel sauce. Be aware that the baking soda will cause your caramel sauce to double in size and become soft, almost foamy. Stir in well then quickly pour over the popcorn you have waiting for you in a bowl.
  6. It will be a bit sticky so I recommend using a Silicone spatula to mix it all together really well. DO NOT try to eat it right away because it is hot! Give it a few minutes to cool down. You can eat it right out of the bowl. Or you can pour it onto a Aluminum Commercial Baker's Half Sheet. Then as it cools you can cut it into Soft Creamy Caramel Popcorn squares. You can also shape them into Soft Creamy Caramel Popcorn balls.
  7. The caramel is super soft at first this is our favorite time to eat it. After an hour or so it starts to firm up and is still soft, just more like a soft and chewy rice crispy treat that will hold its shape. But still soft and you can easily pull it apart and eat it. It really is amazing! I love that you can make it a few days before an event and it is still delicious!
  8. Try this Soft Creamy Caramel Popcorn Recipe out, let me know what you think. I hope you enjoy it as much as my family does! Perfect for large groups or family movie night!

 

 

 

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Cookie Salad - Yummy Side Dish Or Dessert

Cookie Salad – Yummy Side Dish Or Dessert

I had a family bbq this weekend, and had to come up with a dish to bring with little notice.  Luckily, we have been making this salad for years, and it is always a hit wherever you bring it!

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  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 1 small box of vanilla pudding
  • 1 small container cool whip
  • 1 large jar mandarin oranges drained
  • 3-4 medium bananas sliced
  • 1 package pecan sandies cookies (If you have a nut allergy, you can get just sandies without the pecans)

Begin by mixing your buttermilk with your vanilla pudding mix and whisk until combined. Once combined add your container of cool whip.

Gently fold in your sliced bananas and drained oranges.

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Now crush your cookies in a ziploc baggie.  They don’t need to be super fine, it is ok for there to be some chunks.  Once they are crushed, pour them into the salad.

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Mixture will be fairly runny.  Cover and cool in the fridge to let it set up.  If you won’t be serving this soon, you can wait to put the bananas in until you are ready to serve.  Makes a large sized dish and serves several descent sized servings.  Can also be made lighter by using sugar free or light cool whips, and pudding mixes.

Cookie Salad - Yummy Side Dish Or Dessert
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Ingredients
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 1 small box of vanilla pudding
  • 1 small container cool whip
  • 1 large jar mandarin oranges drained
  • 3-4 medium bananas sliced
  • 1 package pecan sandies cookies (If you have a nut allergy, you can get just sandies without the pecans)
Instructions
  1. Begin by mixing your buttermilk with your vanilla pudding mix and whisk until combined. Once combined add your container of cool whip.
  2. Gently fold in your sliced bananas and drained oranges.
  3. Now crush your cookies in a ziploc baggie. They don't need to be super fine, it is ok for there to be some chunks. Once they are crushed, pour them into the salad.
  4. Mixture will be fairly runny. Cover and cool in the fridge to let it set up. If you won't be serving this soon, you can wait to put the bananas in until you are ready to serve. Makes a large sized dish and serves several descent sized servings. Can also be made lighter by using sugar free or light cool whips, and pudding mixes.

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Girl Scout Cookie Recipe

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Thin Mint Grasshopper pie Girl Scout Recipe

There is almost nothing better then Girl Scout Cookies. I just love each cookie. The Samoa’s, Tagalongs, Toffe-tassic, and even the Cranberry Citrus Crisps. One type of cookie I always get and buy enough of to hide them away for the rest of the year are Thin Mints! Girl Scout Cookie Thin Mints are one of the best cookie recipes around! So simple but so good! Not only is the cookie great but so is the recipes you can make with Thin Mints! There are all kids of recipes to make with Thin Mints, from savory dishes to fantastic desserts.
The Girl Scout cookie recipe I love best is the combination of Thin Mints and pudding or custard. Add the two together and you get a delish Thin Mint Grasshopper Pie recipe! An easy Girl Scout Cookie recipe that can be made ahead of time and put away in the fridge till the party starts! Great for kids at birthday parties, St Patrick’s Day parties or even nice evening parties with friends!

How to make Thin Mint Grasshopper pie recipe ingredients

Our step by step Girl Scout Cookie Recipe for Thin Mint Grasshopper Pie is so easy you’ll just want to pin it and save it for ever! Make sure to share it with your friends too!

 

Girl Scout Cookie Recipe  Thin Mint Grasshopper Pie

Ingredients:

  • 2½ cups Thin Mints finely crushed
  • 3 cups mini marshmallows
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon mint extract
  • 6 drops of green food coloring
  • 1½ cups heavy whipping cream
  • chocolate sprinkles
  • 4-6 small glasses

Directions:

We used food processor and coarsely ground the Thin Mint cookies until finely crushed. You can also do this by placing the cookies in a ziplock bag and then using a cookie color ad crushing the cookies.

 

In a medium saucepan, melt the mini marshmallows with the milk over low heat. Once all the mini marshmallows have melted, place marshmallow mixture in fridge for 10 minutes to set.

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Once the marshmallow mix has cooled and set, stir in the mint extract and a 2-3 drops of green food coloring. Place this mixture to the side to do the next step.

Use an electric mixer, whip the whipping cream until soft peaks form.

Fold the whipped cream into the mint mixture move to the side

Grasshopper pie girl scout recipePut the pies together:

Add the crust evenly by spreading the cookie mixture into the bottoms of your glass I like mine firm so pack it down.

Now add the mint mixture on top of the cookie crust, filling each glass 3/4 of the way.

Top the pies with a dollop of whip cream, and some chocolate sprinkles.

Chill in fridge for at least 2 hours before serving.

 

Girl Scout cookie Thin Mint Grasshopper Pie Recipe

Thin Mint Grasshopper Pie
 
We all love Girl Scout cookies and especially Thin Mints. Now you can take your favorite Thin Mint cookie and make it into a yummy Grasshopper Pie Dessert!
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Ingredients
  • Ingredients:
  • 2½ cups Thin Mints finely crushed
  • 3 cups mini marshmallows
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon mint extract
  • 6 drops of green food coloring
  • 1½ cups heavy whipping cream
  • chocolate sprinkles
  • 4-6 small glasses
Instructions
  1. Directions:
  2. We used food processor and coarsely ground the Thin Mint cookies until finely crushed. You can also do this by placing the cookies in a ziplock bag and then using a cookie color ad crushing the cookies.
  3. In a medium saucepan, melt the mini marshmallows with the milk over low heat. Once all the mini marshmallows have melted, place marshmallow mixture in fridge for 10 minutes to set.
  4. Once the marshmallow mix has cooled and set, stir in the mint extract and a 2-3 drops of green food coloring. Place this mixture to the side to do the next step.
  5. Use an electric mixer, whip the whipping cream until soft peaks form.
  6. Fold the whipped cream into the mint mixture move to the side
  7. Put the pies together:
  8. Add the crust evenly by spreading the cookie mixture into the bottoms of your glass I like mine firm so pack it down.
  9. Now add the mint mixture on top of the cookie crust, filling each glass ¾ of the way.
  10. Top the pies with a dollop of whip cream, and some chocolate sprinkles.
  11. Chill in fridge for at least 2 hours before serving.

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Do you love cheesecake like I do?! I love it, but I don’t like paying the high price for it at some of these fancy smancy restaurants. Here’s an easy way to get your cheesecake on, and impress your next dinner guests or give to your neighbor so your thighs still love you in the morning. Sorry neighbor. 🙂

Cookie Dough Cheesecake

cookie dough cheesecakeIngredients For Crust:

Cookie dough, homemade or store bought (I used homemade)

Ingredients For Original Cheesecake:

  • 3 eggs
  • 3 packages 8 oz. each cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons lemon rind, minced

Ingredients For Sour Cream Topping

  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar 

Extra Toppings

  • 1/4 cup Walnuts, chopped
  •  1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips, reserve 1/2 cup for melting
  • 1 teaspoon butter (to melt with chocolate chips)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a 9 inch spring form pan, press enough cookie dough on the bottom and up the sides of the pan, set aside.
  3. In a standing mixer, beat cream cheese, vanilla, sugars, lemon rind and lemon juice well. Next, beat in eggs, scrapping down sides if needed.
  4. Pour cheesecake batter into cookie dough lined spring form pan. Bake 45-50 minutes in a preheated 350 degree F. oven Or until toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean. Remove from oven and let cool completely before topping with sour cream. Meanwhile let’s make the sour cream topping by beating together the sour cream and powdered sugar in your standing mixer.
  5.  Once cheesecake is cooled, pour sour cream mixture over cheesecake and frost. Top with 1/2 cup chips and chopped nuts. Melt remaining 1/2 cup semi sweet chips with 1 teaspoon butter in the microwave for about 30 seconds. Continue with five second intervals stirring until chips are melted. Pour melted chocolate in a sandwich sized ziploc bag and cut a small hole in the corner, drizzle all over the top of the cheesecake.  Place cheesecake in the refrigerator and refrigerate over night. Enjoy!

Cookie Dough Cheesecake ~ Money Saving Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Ingredients
  • Ingredients For Crust:
  • Cookie dough, homemade or store bought (I used homemade)
  • Ingredients For Original Cheesecake:
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 packages 8 oz. each cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • ⅔ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons lemon rind, minced
  • Ingredients For Sour Cream Topping
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • Extra Toppings
  • ¼ cup Walnuts, chopped
  • 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips, reserve ½ cup for melting
  • 1 teaspoon butter (to melt with chocolate chips)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a 9 inch spring form pan, press enough cookie dough on the bottom and up the sides of the pan, set aside.
  3. In a standing mixer, beat cream cheese, vanilla, sugars, lemon rind and lemon juice well. Next, beat in eggs, scrapping down sides if needed.
  4. Pour cheesecake batter into cookie dough lined spring form pan. Bake 45-50 minutes in a preheated 350 degree F. oven Or until toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean. Remove from oven and let cool completely before topping with sour cream. Meanwhile let's make the sour cream topping by beating together the sour cream and powdered sugar in your standing mixer.
  5. Once cheesecake is cooled, pour sour cream mixture over cheesecake and frost. Top with ½ cup chips and chopped nuts. Melt remaining ½ cup semi sweet chips with 1 teaspoon butter in the microwave for about 30 seconds. Continue with five second intervals stirring until chips are melted. Pour melted chocolate in a sandwich sized ziploc bag and cut a small hole in the corner, drizzle all over the top of the cheesecake. Place cheesecake in the refrigerator and refrigerate over night. Enjoy!

 

 

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