7.25.2012

Gooey Caramel Popcorn!

Hey everyone!  Before I get to this AMAZING recipe I wanted to let you in on something real quick.  

Remember how I said to stay tuned for lots of fun Pioneer/Cowboy activities?

Yeah....not gonna be happening this week :)

See, I know a lot of bloggers have already-written posts saved ahead of time that they can post at will...but I sure don't!  When I post something we have literally done it that day or the day before.  I felt for me that was the only way to keep my blog as genuine as possible.  I didn't want to post things we hadn't really done or tried.  I think when blogging it can be hard to "keep it real", you only see what the blogger wants you to see.  I wanted to be sure I only post things we are ACTUALLY doing in our home, and I don't want to come across as someone better than who I really am ;)

This week has just turned out to be CRAZY busy, and the point of these weekly themes is to ENJOY your kids and have fun with them...not add one more stress to your life :)  So although we don't have time for the activities I had planned, we always have time for a yummy treat!  I did want to share this amazing popcorn recipe from my sister-in-law Camille.

Oh yeah....its GOOEY.


Doesn't that look amazing?!

And you probably have all the ingredients in your pantry right now!  I mean...I'm sure I'm not the only one that has a 6-month supply of marshmallows, brown sugar and microwave popcorn, right?!  (I seriously do...its a problem.)
 

Here is the recipe for this Gooey Caramel Popcorn!

1 bag popped microwave popcorn
2 sticks butter
1 C brown sugar
21 marshmallows
1 tsp baking soda

First up, you want to pop your popcorn.  I try and make sure I get all the un-popped kernels out so you don't have to fear taking a big bite and breaking a tooth :)



Then you toss your butter (I only use 1 1/2 sticks...2 seems a little much!), marshmallows and brown sugar in a microwavable bowl.  Microwave for one minute and then take out and stir.  Repeat until all the ingredients are melted.  It usually takes me 4 minutes all together.



When its all melted add 1 tsp of baking soda.  It should get really creamy and turn this beautiful brown color.



Once you have your caramel sauce ready, drench your popcorn in that gooey goodness, stir it all up, and get ready to get sticky :)



This is our families FAVORITE go-to for movie nights, sitting on the porch watching fireworks, and the drive-in.  I hope you and your family love it too!


Thanks for coming by today and thanks for letting me keep it real...I hope you are all having a FANTASTIC week!! 

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9 comments:

JDaniel4's Mom

This looks delicious! I love popcorn!

KMCrafts

great popcorn recipe and i know what you mean about blogging i'm not good with blogging in advance and uploading i'm more spur of the moment like now i've done it lets blog about it

Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted

Yummmmmmy! I probably wouldn't be able to share that treat:) I know what you mean about "keeping it real". And you're right, sometimes as bloggers we need to stop and enjoy the moments pressure free....if something happens and you want to blog about it, great! But if not, oh well!

Lindsay

This looks SO tasty! I think you do such a great job with your blog. Thanks for sharing all your wonderful activities with the rest of us. I always learn from you!

Katie Adams

YUMM! This looks so good! I would love for you to share this on my weekly linky party Blog Stalking Thursday! http://www.thecraftyblogstalker.com/2012/07/blog-stalking-thursday-51.html

The Allen Family

Oh. My. Yum!! Can't wait to try this! And thank you for 'keeping it real'. I actually stop following blogs that give off the impression of perfection. Ugh! Can't stand it cause I know it's not real. :)

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Tonia L

My mom and dad make caramel corn like that and it is sooo delicious!

Mom on the Make

Oh my goodness. This sounds delicious and I'm reminded of the popcorn balls my Mom used to make for us growing up- so yummy.