Friday, February 28, 2014

whatchama-who-it?

when i'm in the mood to make something different, the first thing i usually do is turn to pinterest and peruse my "stuff I wanna eat" boards. i've amassed quite a collection of recipes both tried-and-true and "must-try."

when i was younger and a craving hit, i used to walk a half mile (seemed so much longer than that back then) to 7-eleven with, like, a dollar to pick up something sweet. and something salty to balance it out, because that's how i roll. and more often than not, the bag i toted back home would contain one of these:


i'd recently pinned something that looked super easy and sounded really delicious - whatchamacallit popcorn. air-popped corn, a basic homemade caramel sauce, peanut butter, rice krispies and some chocolate. that's a whole lottagood stuff in one snack, and i had to give it a try.

the bean was more than happy to help, and quite enthusiastically poured the kernels into the most awesome hot-air popcorn popper that ever was. 




we flipped the switch and waited for the magic to happen.



in no time, the bowl was full.



into my saucepan went some brown sugar, corn syrup, butter and a pinch of salt. 



when it was all melty and golden and perfect, I stirred some peanut butter into it and then measured out some rice krispies. 






I busted out the roasting pan, stirred everything together, and popped it into the oven for an hour.



meanwhile, i unwrapped the candy bars and chopped them into little pieces.


when the popcorn was done, it got spread out onto some parchment paper and topped with the candy. the recipe called for chocolate chips to be melted and drizzled on top, but i decided to just sprinkle mini chips on top and let it all cool completely. 


this stuff is good, you guys. the recipe says to keep it in an airtight container for 3 days. 

let's be real here. it's not gonna last that long. duh. 

chomp, chomp. 

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