Midnight Munchies

Here’s the thing about caramel popcorn:
you never know when you’re going to get a hankering for it.
And, who but the very most organized amongst us, actually keeps corn syrup on hand? Not I.
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.
In fact, we dare say it’s the perfect, quick and simple caramel popcorn. Just like grandma used to make.
{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 VanillaCaramel 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.
Serve it up, Sweetheart!
Do stop by tomorrow for a pre-thanksgiving treat.
{You’re gonna want one…}