Midnight Munchies

Here’s the thing about caramel popcorn:
you never know when you’re going to get a hankering for it.
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And, who but the very most organized amongst us, actually keeps corn syrup on hand? Not I.
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That’s why I adore this popcorn my son Andrew & I created late one evening, in the throes of full caramel neediness. We phenegled until we got the ingredients and flavor just. right. and were ridiculously tickled with the outcome. A rich, vanilley caramel that’s not too hard and not too soft.
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In fact, we dare say it’s the perfect, quick and simple caramel popcorn. Just like grandma used to make.
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{And yes. That night, We et it all by our lonesomes. Not a smidgen left to share with the morning risers. Whoopsy daisy.}

Candy Shoppe Vanilla-Caramel Popcorn
¾ c. unpopped popcorn kernels
2 T. olive oil

Place in a large, covered pot on stovetop. Turn heat to medium high. Cook until popcorn begins popping, then popping slows down. Remove from heat. Remove cover.
1 Stick Butter
1 c. well-packed brown sugar
¼ c. Pancake syrup, like Mrs. Butterworths

Place all in pot. Stir & bring to a boil.
Stir while boiling for 1 minute.
Remove from heat and add
½ tsp. salt
1 t. vanilla
Pour over popcorn. Stir to coat.
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Serve it up, Sweetheart!
Do stop by tomorrow for a pre-thanksgiving treat.
{You’re gonna want one…}
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7 Responses to “Midnight Munchies”

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    Amberly on November 17, 2008 at 11:49 pm Reply

    So as stumbling goes, I do it a lot. I’m pretty clumsy in general. I have to say that stumbling upon your blog was delightful. I think you are super creative. You make me wish I was into cooking or taking pictures of yummy looking food and then editing those pictures so that everything had adorable faces complete with fluttery eyelashes. Either way – cooking or photo editing – cool blog.

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    Gaspegirl on November 18, 2008 at 8:35 am Reply

    Creativity is the answer to all life’s problems! They look yummy…

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    Becki Madsen on November 18, 2008 at 1:19 pm Reply

    Andrew surely has his mothers talent! Can’t wait to try it, YUM!

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    Patti on November 18, 2008 at 6:00 pm Reply

    I absolutely love your blog, and those adorable little pictures are the best. This really made me happy. :)

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    Lisa on November 19, 2008 at 12:00 am Reply

    Sweet!

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    Gaspegirl on November 20, 2008 at 12:07 pm Reply

    OK… these looked so good I went home and made some! Thanks for the recipe it was a hit with my kiddos!

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    Nozomi on March 26, 2014 at 11:48 am Reply

    Thanks Bill and Julie. The launch on Monday was fnatastic, thanks so much to everyone that came along, did an interview or just popped in to find out more. It’s great that Cromwell Community College are behind us, and it was wonderful to have two Town Councillors pop in and be interviewed and special thanks to Chatteris Christmas Lights, Xpressions Youth Theatre, Ric Savage and the Friends of Chatteris LibraryHappy Christmas to you all x

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