Peanut Butter Caramel Corn

Caramel corn is one of my favorite snacks. I can eat my way through more than I should in one sitting. Because of this, I rarely make it at home. I whipped up this Peanut Butter Caramel Corn for hanging out with some friends a couple weeks ago. Everyone really enjoyed it.

I used Peanut Butter and Co’s White Chocolate Wonderful peanut butter. I think it has a hint of caramel flavor in it and figured it would pair well with the caramel. I think this would be delicious with regular old peanut butter, but I really enjoyed the flavor using the white chocolate PB.

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Peanut Butter Caramel Corn

Caramel corn kicked up a notch with peanut butter thrown into the mix.

Yield: Serves 8

Ingredients:

2 Tbsp canola oil
1/2 cup unpopped popcorn kernels
1/2 cup sliced almonds
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
2/3 cup light corn syrup
2 1/2 Tbsp unsalted butter
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1 tsp vanilla

Directions:

Preheat oven to 250 F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper and spray with cooking spray.

Heat the oil in a large Dutch oven set over medium-high heat. Add the popcorn kernels and cover. Cook, shaking the pan frequently, for about 4 minutes, or until the popping almost completely stops. Remove the pan from the heat and when the popping stops, remove the cover and add the almonds.

In a medium saucepan, combine the brown sugar, corn syrup, butter and salt. Bring to a boil over medium heat, then continue cooking for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove the pan from the heat and mix in the peanut butter and vanilla. Drizzle over the popcorn and use a rubber spatula to toss to coat.

Spread the popcorn on the prepared pan. Bake for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Let cool completely before serving.

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4 Responses to “6 years of Cupcakes”

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    Krystal R {Mrs. Regueiro's Plate} — September 4, 2013 at 7:03 pm

    Well, I know you made the awesome Nutella cupcakes for me this past year – so that has to be the other cupcake recipe!! What a great 6 years here at BB!! Keep making those cupcakes because I’m still drooling over all of them!!

    • beantownbaker — September 5th, 2013 @ 8:58 am

      Yep, those were the other ones I made in the last year! Every time I make cupcakes, I’m reminded how great they are, they just don’t excite me like they used to so I don’t think to make them. It could have something to do with my obsession with ice cream this summer though…

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    Nutmeg Nanny — September 8, 2013 at 10:08 am

    I love all of your cupcakes, they are so pretty and the perfect flavors 🙂

    • beantownbaker — September 8th, 2013 @ 5:40 pm

      Thanks! 🙂

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