This caramely popcorn is addictive. With crunchy pretzels, dried fruit and brown sugar, there's nothing the kids, or YOU will want to snack on more than this popcorn crunch!
Baking this popcorn crunch after the caramel is poured on, helps it get crackly crisp. The addition of pretzels, pecans and apricots make it the most delicious snack.
My team created this recipe for Family Fun magazine and you can find the recipe on their site!
Plus a beautiful picture by photographer Tara Donne. The article we created the recipe for was a kids movie night. What a perfect snack for the little munchkins to...well...munch on!
I think this tasty recipe made an impression. Elizabeth Shaw, the extraordinary Editor In Chief, made it at home and shared her creation. I mean how cute that she even had an orange bowl to match the magazine image!? Thanks for the shout-out Elizabeth!
The magazine posted this darling little girl enjoying a bowl of the popcorn crunch on Instagram! As they mentioned, it's pretty perfect for a Sunday Funday snack as well!
Speaking of popcorn, there's quite a riff in the world about the best popcorn poppers. What kind do you use? I have to say I love this style, where you can use the top of the popper as a bowl once the popcorn is popped! Some folks like the air poppers and others the stovetop versions. Either way your popcorn gets popped and ready for delicious caramel sauce!
- 10 cups popped popcorn
- 1 cup broken pecans
- 1 cup chopped dried apricots
- 2 cups thin pretzel knots broken into pieces
- 1 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
- ¾ cup butter
- ½ cup light corn syrup
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp baking soda
- Heat oven to 250°F. Line two baking sheets with nonstick foil.
- In a large mixing bowl, stir together the popcorn, pecans, apricots, and pretzels.
- In a saucepan, combine brown sugar, butter, corn syrup, and salt. Cook over medium heat until it boils. Boil for 2 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla and baking soda.
- Pour caramel over popcorn, stirring. Spread onto baking sheets. Bake for 45 minutes, stirring twice. Remove from oven and cool completely. Break into chunks and serve.
for the tasty Family Fun Popcorn Crunch recipe, and click below for my other popcorn creations you can't stop eating!
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Recipe by Susan Vajaranant for Tara Teaspoon Inc. Recipe appears in Family Fun magazine. Photography for Family Fun by Tara Donne.