Today I'm going to share a recipe I learned about from my brother's ex-girlfriend.
Which has the potential to be awkward.
But it's not.
Because she's awesome.
They both married really awesome people.
And she makes awesome popcorn.
And awesome sweet treats trump awesome awkward every day of the week.
Check out her blog. It's awesome, too.
Here's what you'll need.
12 cups popped popcorn
1 cup brown sugar
3/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 cup Karo syrup
1 stick real butter (1/2 cup)
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. vanilla
Ready? It super easy. And super delish.
Preheat oven to 250 degrees.
Pop 12 cups of popcorn.
Steph used a fancy popper.
I got some help from old man Orville.
I bag = 12 cups.
Set popcorn aside.
Combine brown sugar and cinnamon in a microwave safe bowl.
Have your assistant keep busy by breaking up the brown sugar chunks.
Cut stick of butter into pats.
Place on top of sugar and cinnamon mixture.
Pour Karo syrup on top.
Microwave on high for 30 seconds.
Microwave for 2 minutes.
Microwave for 2 additional minutes.
Mixture will be crazy hot and look like it will bubble over.
But it won't.
Quickly add your baking soda and vanilla.
It gets fizzy and foamy.
A little mini science experiment, right there in the kitchen.
I was so distracted by all the excitement, I didn't even get a picture.
My assistant ditched me for her bike so she missed out.
STIR QUICKLY AND POUR QUICKLY over popcorn.
It starts to harden very fast.
So quit looking at the science experiment.
And step on it.
Gently fold the mixture into the popcorn.
Transfer popcorn to a foil lined baking sheet.
Bake for 30 minutes.
Your assistant will miraculously return.
And she'll bring a friend.
That has no pants on.