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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

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Servings 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
  • 1/2 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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Symphony Candy Bar Toffee Brownie Recipe

Symphony Toffee Candy Bar Brownie Recipes, easy ways to jazz up a plain brownie recipe, super bowl food, football foodI am not sure why I have never thought of this before…. but this weekend I decided to combine two of my favorite things.  Brownies and Symphony  Candy Bars…. combined as one AMAZING dessert.  The toffee and almond bits mixed with the chocolate  make the brownies rich and more like a gourmet dessert.

Did I mention I just used a box brownie mix…. I made it like normal, but then I chopped a GIANT sized Symphony bar and added the chunks to the batter.  Bake it according to the box directions, serve it up and I promise everyone will be asking you for your recipe.  It is almost embarrassing when you tell people how EASY they are to make.


This is my favorite pan to cook brownies in Wilton 2105-0454 Brownie Bar Pan, makes them all have that chewy crust and soft gooey middle.

These would make great Game Day Snacks if you are having a Football or Super Bowl Party.

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Minecraft Party ideas, Birthday Party Recipes for a Minecraft theme, Minecraft creeper treats, DIY easy party ideasMinecraft Creeper Treats ~ Minecraft Party Ideas

Last year my kids got a new game, Minecraft. Little did I know it was going to be “THE GAME” that they all love and will do extra chores so they can play longer, and will read books just to learn how to make new things on the game.  Personally I don’t get why it is so fun running around building things, and digging holes? BUT my kids LOVE it, so I guess it does not matter if I like it or not, lol.  If you are looking to have a Minecraft Party and want some easy ideas you are going to love thie Minecraft Creeper recipe.

Ingredients:
Light Cocoa Candy Melts
Green Candy Melts
Bright Green Candy Melts
Green Sixlets Chocolate Candy
Dark Chocolate Sprinkles

Other items needed:
• Wax Paper
• Cookie Sheet
• Spoons
Microwave Safe Bowls

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1. Line your cookie sheet with wax paper (wax side facing up).2. Place a good amount of each chocolate into 3 separate microwave safe bowls.
3. Start by microwaving the light cocoa candy melts in the microwave for 30 seconds. Stir and repeat until all the candy is melted.
4. Spread the melted light cocoa candy across the wax paper. Use the backend of the spoon to
achieve a smooth surface.
5. Repeat step 3 with the green candy melts then drizzle over the top of the light cocoa candy.
6. Repeat step 3 again with the light green candy melts and again drizzle over the top of the candy on the cookie sheet.
7. Add your Sixlets to the candy randomly. You will want to work fast to ensure the Sixlets will vstick to the melted chocolate.
8. Add your chocolate sprinkles again ensuring it sticks to the melted chocolate.
9. Place the cookie sheet in the refrigerator for up to 1 hour to allow the chocolate to harden.
10. Remove from fridge.
11. Break the chocolate into pieces by grabbing the back of the wax paper and using your hands to break the chocolate. You will then have your finished Minecraft Creeper Chocolate treat!

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Baked Caramel Apple Waffles with Crumb Topping

Baked Caramel Apple Waffles with Crumb Topping 

This recipe was totally inspired by Paula Dean. She has a recipe for a killer, Baked French Toast Casserole with Maple Syrup. This is where the inspiration came from for this Baked Caramel Apple Waffles with Crumb Topping. Thank you darlin’! She’s one of my foodie heroes. I love the woman. She reminds me of the women in my family, on my dads side. One day I would like to meet her. Yeah, it’s on my bucket list. 🙂

This dish could easily pass for breakfast or dessert. If serving for dessert, may I suggest a la mode style?! Bring. It. On. Baaaby. Whoops, forgot for a moment I was watching my calories. 🙁

Don’t let the ingredients list/directions fool you, this was easily put together!

Ingredients

  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • 2 boxes (11.6 oz.) each Eggo thick & fluffy – cinnamon brown sugar waffles
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup 1% milk
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • pinch of allspice
  • sprinkle of salt

Caramel Apple Topping

  • 3 large granny smith apples, peeled, cored and diced
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/2 cup butterscotch caramel topping + extra for drizzling the crumb topping.

Crumb Topping

  • 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup salted butter

Directions

  1. Spray a 3 qt. baking dish with non-stick cooking spray, set aside.
  2. Arrange 10 Eggo waffles in your baking dish, in two rows, overlapping each one. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs,  1 1/2 cups heavy cream, 1/2 cup 1% milk, 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract, 1 tablespoon sugar, 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg, pinch of allspice, sprinkle of salt. Pour this mixture over the waffles, making sure that each waffle is covered evenly. If needed spoon some of the mixture into the waffle indentations. Cover and refrigerate for at least 3 hours or until the waffles soak up most of the milk/egg mixture. You may have a bit of the milk/egg mixture left over in the bottom of the baking dish, this is okay.
  3. Using the same large bowl that you used for the milk/egg mixture let’s make the caramel apple topping by combining diced apples, 1/3 cup sugar, 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg, 1/4 teaspoon allspice and 1/2 cup butterscotch caramel topping; stir. Set aside.
  4. Once waffles have absorbed most of the milk/egg mixture, remove from the refrigerator. Spread caramel apple topping over the waffles.
  5. Let’s make the crumb topping. In the same large bowl, combine 1 cup flour, 1/2 cup brown sugar and 1/2 cup salted butter, mix together with a fork or pastry blender to make pea sized crumbles. Top caramel apple topping with crumb topping. Bake in a preheated 350 degree F. oven for 45 minutes.
  6. Remove from oven and drizzle generously with butterscotch caramel topping. Serve as is or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top.
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Baked Caramel Apple Waffles with Crumb Topping Recipe

Baked Caramel Apple Waffles with Crumb Topping Recipe
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • 2 boxes 11.6 oz. each Eggo thick & fluffy - cinnamon brown sugar waffles
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup 1% milk
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • pinch of allspice
  • sprinkle of salt
  • Caramel Apple Topping
  • 3 large granny smith apples peeled, cored and diced
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/2 cup butterscotch caramel topping + extra for drizzling the crumb topping.
  • Crumb Topping
  • 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup salted butter

Instructions

  1. Spray a 3 qt. baking dish with non-stick cooking spray, set aside.
  2. Arrange 10 Eggo waffles in your baking dish, in two rows, overlapping each one. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, 1 1/2 cups heavy cream, 1/2 cup 1% milk, 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract, 1 tablespoon sugar, 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg, pinch of allspice, sprinkle of salt. Pour this mixture over the waffles, making sure that each waffle is covered evenly. If needed spoon some of the mixture into the waffle indentations. Cover and refrigerate for at least 3 hours or until the waffles soak up most of the milk/egg mixture. You may have a bit of the milk/egg mixture left over in the bottom of the baking dish, this is okay.
  3. Using the same large bowl that you used for the milk/egg mixture let's make the caramel apple topping by combining diced apples, 1/3 cup sugar, 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg, 1/4 teaspoon allspice and 1/2 cup butterscotch caramel topping; stir. Set aside.
  4. Once waffles have absorbed most of the milk/egg mixture, remove from the refrigerator. Spread caramel apple topping over the waffles.
  5. Let's make the crumb topping. In the same large bowl, combine 1 cup flour, 1/2 cup brown sugar and 1/2 cup salted butter, mix together with a fork or pastry blender to make pea sized crumbles. Top caramel apple topping with crumb topping. Bake in a preheated 350 degree F. oven for 45 minutes.
  6. Remove from oven and drizzle generously with butterscotch caramel topping. Serve as is or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top.

 

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Day 3 ~ No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Waffle Bars

Day 4 ~ Chicken Pot Pie Waffle Boats

Day 5 ~ BLTA Waffle Sandwich

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