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Caramel Pretzel Popcorn

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Caramel Pretzel Popcorn
  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 20 min
  • Servings 12
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Caramel Pretzel Popcorn

Popcorn tossed with pretzels and covered in a marshmallow caramel, chocolate and sea salt... the perfect sweet and salty treat!

Ingredients

1 1/2
cups roughly chopped pretzels
12
ounces semi-sweet chocolate
2
cups mini marshmallows (4 ounces)
1/2
cup butter (1 stick)
8
cups air popped popcorn
3
tablespoons light corn syrup
1
teaspoon sea salt
1
teaspoon vanilla extract
1
cup brown sugar

Directions

  • 1 Place butter, brown sugar and corn syrup in a large microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high for 2 minutes.
  • 2 Remove from microwave, stir and add marshmallows, stirring to coat. Microwave for 1 minute.
  • 3 Stir and microwave an additional 1-2 minutes until marshmallows are completely melted and mixture is bubbly.
  • 4 Pour marshmallow caramel over popcorn in a large bowl. Stir to coat. Spread coated popcorn on a cookie sheet sprayed with nonstick cooking spray.
  • 5 Sprinkle 1 cup chopped pretzels on top of coated popcorn.
  • 6 In a microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate for 30 second intervals, stirring after each, until melted. Drizzle over popcorn then sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup chopped pretzels and sea salt.
  • 7 Place pan in refrigerator for 5-10 minutes to help set chocolate (or leave it on the counter for 20-30 minutes).
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Caramel Pretzel Popcorn

As prepared by Gourmet Mom,

Do you ever get in one of those moods where you can’t decide what kind of snack you want?  Sweet?  Salty?  Crunchy?  Chewy?


Well, this ridiculously easy Caramel Pretzel Popcorn is my new favorite treat because you get EVERYTHING!  Sweet and chewy marshmallow caramel corn topped with crunchy pretzels, semi-sweet chocolate and a sprinkling of sea salt.  Heaven!

I usually love sharing yummy food but I’m not gonna lie… after I took photos of this batch, my husband and I quickly sent the kids off to bed and devoured the whole thing by ourselves.  And I’d do it again in a heartbeat.  Sorry kids, you’ll have to make your own.

The good news is that recipe is so easy that my 8-year old can do it herself.  Often when you make caramel corn it involves using a stovetop, then baking it in the oven for an hour or so.  This recipe only uses the microwave and start to finish is 20 minutes or less!

Caramel Pretzel Popcorn - mix sugar, butter, corn syrup

Throw the butter, brown sugar and corn syrup in a bowl and microwave.

 

Caramel Pretzel Popcorn - add additional ingredients and toss

Add some marshmallows, stir, and microwave to melt. Mix in some vanilla and pour it onto popped corn. Sprinkle chopped pretzels on top.

 

Caramel Pretzel Popcorn - drizzle chocolate and sea salt

To finish, drizzle with melted semi-sweet chocolate and a dusting of coarse sea salt. Pop it in the fridge or freezer for a few minutes to set the chocolate (or leave it on the counter for 15 minutes or so but we don’t like to wait that long) and it’s snack time!

What snacks have you been craving lately?  We want to hear your favorites!

 



 

Mandy Heaston is a busy mom, gourmet cook — and opera singer! Look for Mandy’s posts on Tablespoon, and check her member profile often to see what she’s cooking up!

 
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