Sneaky Snacks

Ok so when I was a kid I was totally embarrassed when my folks made us sneak the candy, drinks and snacks into the movies. But now I find myself doing the same thing, please don’t turn me in. But I just can’t bring myself to spend so much on stale popcorn and candy marked up 400% (and imagine how much cheaper it was in the 80’s when my folks thought it was pricey!). So as we got close to payday recently and funds were low but we wanted to go to the movies I decided to get creative.

I loooooove me some caramel corn. The best comes from Monterey’s Fisherman’s Wharf in a pretty little red and white striped box. I figured, how hard can it be? So I looked on my trusty site and found a great recipe by Paula. I know Ms. Deen has taken a lot of flack lately but I truly support her. Her recipes are not designed for everyday meals but special occasions. So this caramel popcorn recipe was the perfect choice. I cut the recipe into fourths since I was not making 8 quarts like hers called for. It was very easy to make the homemade caramel. It was really cool how you add the baking soda at the end and some sort of Mr. Wizard science reaction happened and the caramel thickened and turned lighter. I was not sure what the point of baking and turning it was until I tasted the difference. Before it went into the oven it was just a sticky clumpy popcorn but after baking it was nice and crispy and just how I remember it tasting on the Wharf. So if you want to sneak in some delicious snackies to the movies try this out!


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