Easy Chocolate Caramel Popcorn

I didn’t intend on making this….I didn’t want a new recipe.  I wanted my old recipe but I’m not sad I got a new recipe.

So Wednesday I was busy cooking getting ready for Thanksgiving.  Kalissa was hosting us at her house so all I had to do was some cooking.  I was fine with that…I started out with pies but started the popcorn popper so I could make popcorn balls once the pies were done.

Pies finished…onto popcorn balls.  All I had was two packs of marshmallows and both were just not quite fresh.  I decided to give them a try and of course, I burned them in the microwave.  UGH.  Now there I was with a huge bowl of popcorn.  I didn’t want to waste it but knew we’d never eat it all.  That’s when I remembered that the bag of caramels I had bought had a popcorn recipe on the back.  I thought I would give it a try.

It was really easy…just tedious to unwrap all the caramels.


Kalissa took this picture of the finished popcorn..her camera didn’t take the best picture.  Just trust me, it looks better and tastes awesome.  It gives that yummy boy scout popcorn a run for it’s money!

Here’s the recipe.  It’s on the Kraft website.

I did make a few alterations.  I added more popcorn as I didn’t want all the calories and sugar so concentrated.  I used about 16 cups of popcorn.  I love peanuts in the mix and find myself picking them out of the mix so I added 1  3/4 cups peanuts.

It was really fast to make.  I know I’ll be making this again.

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