Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel Popcorn

What makes caramel popcorn even better??? The same thing that makes all caramel better… dark chocolate and salt!
dark chocolate salted caramel popcorn - The Backyard Farmwife This is a really easy recipe and is also delicious just the way it is!
16 cups of popped popcorn (1/2 cup unpopped)


Bring the following ingredients to a slow boil over medium heat.

1 cup brown sugar
1 stick butter
1/4 cup light corn syrup
1/2 tsp salt

Let boil for 3-4 minutes, stirring after every minute. Remove from heat.

Stir in 1/2 tsp baking soda and 1 tsp vanilla. The mixture will foam.

Pour slowly over popcorn in a large microwave safe bowl. Stir with spoon and mix well. Cover. Microwave for 1 minute.

Shake or stir well. Microwave for another 35 seconds.

Stir again and let it cool before eating. Be sure to stir and break it up while it cools or you will have a really HUGE popcorn ball!!! :o)
dark chocolate salted caramel popcorn - The Backyard FarmwifeRemove about half of the cooled caramel corn and spread onto a parchment lined baking sheet.
dark chocolate salted caramel popcorn - The Backyard Farmwife Melt 1 cup of dark chocolate chips and 1 Tablespoon of shortening for 1 minute in microwave. Stir well and microwave for another 15 seconds. Stir until smooth.
dark chocolate salted caramel popcorn - The Backyard Farmwife Pour chocolate over the popcorn on the baking sheet. Toss carefully to coat all the popcorn as evenly as possible.
dark chocolate salted caramel popcorn - The Backyard FarmwifeAfter the chocolate has set up for a few minutes but is still slightly melted, sprinkle with coarse salt.
caramel corn 05Place chocolate covered popcorn in fridge so it can harden.
Toss the two together and serve. Keep any leftovers in an airtight container. But it doesn’t save well and is better to eat right away! It shouldn’t be a problem…
 caramel corn 06
 



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