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.

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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!

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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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