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!
Throw the butter, brown sugar and corn syrup in a bowl and microwave.
Add some marshmallows, stir, and microwave to melt. Mix in some vanilla and pour it onto popped corn. Sprinkle chopped pretzels on top.
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!