Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Turtle Popcorn

Yields 10 cups
10 cups (or 1 standard store-bought bag) plain popcorn
2/3 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup salted peanuts
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup honey or light corn syrup
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
1 pinch salt
1/2 cup chocolate chips, optional

Pop popcorn according to packaging directions and place in a large bowl. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or grease with non-stick spray.

In a heavy-bottomed saucepan, heat brown sugar, honey and butter over medium heat and bring up to a boil, stirring constantly.

Let mixture boil for 2-3 minutes, without stirring. Then remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract, salt and baking soda (mixture will froth).

Stir in peanut butter and chocolate chips (if using) until smooth and pour mixture over popcorn.

Fold in peanuts and toss everything together, until all kernels are thoroughly coated.

Transfer popcorn to lined baking sheet, spread out in an even layer and let set before serving.

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