Thursday, August 22, 2013

Fleur De Sel Caramel Puffed Corn



Sticky Good!


I will say, I love popcorn! I love popcorn so much, I have a theater popcorn machine in my home. Actually, I have a full theater room with a concession area. Hey, my first job was at a movie theater, and that's where my love of concessions became, well...an obsession!


Popcorn is a happy food, the smell of fresh popped corn, with all the real buttery goodness! I wanted to take popcorn to a whole new level which leads me into creating this Fleur De Sel Caramel Puffed Corn.


Fleur De Sel, is a French sea salt, and it's delicious! I found these great caramels at Trader Joe's and I have been going to get a container every week. They're so creamy and buttery and they melt in your mouth. 


I took half of the unwrapped caramels, melted them in the microwave for about 40 seconds, mixed the melted caramels with jet-puff and, OMG...it's was magical.


After mixing the melted caramels and jet-puff, I placed the popcorn on a buttered sheet pan and took the remaining unmelted caramels and just pulled them like taffy, all over the popcorn.


Every bite of popcorn has this sticky goodness, that's just plain darn delicious. You have the saltiness from the Fleur De Sel, mixed with the creaminess of the caramels and don't forget the butter. I promise you, you will never go back to eating regular caramel corn again!

Fleur De Sel Caramel Puffed Corn

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 6

Ingredients:

10 cups, popped, unsalted popcorn
20 oz. fleur de sel caramels
1/2 container Jet-Puffed marshmallow creme
3 tablespoons butter

Directions:

Add popped popcorn to a large bowl that has been buttered with half a tablespoon of butter.

Take another 1/2 tablespoon of butter and butter a baking sheet well and set aside.

In a large microwave proof bowl, add 1/2 the unwrapped caramels and 2 tablespoons of remaining butter. Microgroove for about 45 seconds, stir well. Add marshmallow cream to melted caramels and stir well.

Pour melted caramel cream over popcorn and mix well with buttered hands or a buttered spoon. Pour onto baking sheet and spread out evenly. Take remaining half of unwrapped caramels and break apart onto popcorn, creating strips of caramel drizzle.



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