Friday, May 1, 2009

Caramel Corn Pops...not the cereal pops, the white trash pops! :)

This is a Utah-Mormon staple and is seriously the most addictive snack/treat ever! The corn pops* called for in the recipe are in a big bag and kind of look like Cheetos Puffs, but they are yellow and yummy. Kind of like caramel corn, but puffy and chewy, no annoying kernels.

If you're out of state, I don't know if you can find these things. Someone told me Wal-Mart carries them, but we're not sure where. *Just as a reference, they are the Barrel o' Fun brand Corn Pops.

1 (18 oz.) bag Corn Pops or Kettle Pops (look in the Potato Chip/Popcorn section of your store)

2 cup brown sugar
1 square butter (1/2 cup)
1 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 cup light corn syrup
2 Tbsp. water
1/2 teaspoon baking soda

Bring butter, brown sugar, corn syrup, vanilla and water to a medium boil. Stir continuously. Boil for 1 to 1 ½ minutes. Remove from heat. Add baking soda, coating will puff up. Pour over corn pops or kettle pops; toss. Enjoy!


Matt and Kelly Woodland said...

I LOVE your site!! Keep up with the posts please :o)

I was just sent this recipe from a friend, and it is quick, easy, fun, gooey, ADDICTIVE, and best of all totally W.T. Hope you enjoy!

Chocolate Cake in a Mug:
1 large coffee mug
4 tbsp flour
4 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa
1 egg
3 tbsp milk
3 tbsp vegetable oil
small splash of vanilla
3 tbsp chocolate chips (optional)

Spray mug with cooking spray, then mix together all the ingredients in the mug, in the order given: first mix all dry ingredients, add egg and mix, then milk, oil and vanilla and mix well. Stir in chocolate chips.

Place mug in microwave, and cook on high for 3 minutes (more or less depending on your microwave). The cake will rise over the top of the mug, but don't be alarmed. It will not overflow. Allow to cool a little then eat it with a spoon directly from the mug, or tip out onto a plate.

Oh, and "HI" from the San Diego Woodlands!!