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Chocolate Caramel Popcorn

How about a sweet treat for the kids? Caramel chocolate popcorn is a great treat for slumber parties, camp outs or just family movie night fun. So give this a try. Your kids will love it and you will too.

Ingredients needed
1 cup of popcorn for popping
1 pound of bitter sweet chocolate melted, may use a bag of chocolate morsels melted

For the caramel:
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons of sugar
½ cup plus 2 tablespoons of corn syrup
Scant ¼ cup of water

Pop the popcorn. You may use a hot air popper if you like or any way you prefer.

To make the caramel:

Place the corn syrup, sugar, and water in a heavy bottom 2 quart sauce pan over medium high heat and cook until light golden brown. Use a nice large pan so you have room to add the popcorn.
Use a wooden spoon to stir the popcorn into the caramel until it is evenly coated. Pour the caramelized popcorn onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet and allow it to cool. If you don't have parchment paper, just lightly oil your baking sheet. When cool, use your hands to break up any clumps.
Place the cool popcorn in a large bowl. Use a ladle to drizzle the chocolate over the popcorn, stirring with your wooden spoon as you go. Keep adding chocolate until the popcorn is evenly coated. Pour the chocolate coated popcorn onto a fresh parchment paper lined baking sheet until its cool.

This recipe makes 4 cups of popcorn.

When cool, place in decorative bags to give as gifts.
Use milk chocolate and or white chocolate to coat the popcorn.
Be careful when working with caramel, it gets very hot and can burn.
Keep a bowl of ice and water beside you in case you get caramel on your skin.

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