Saturday, April 7, 2012

Easter popcorn

This is such a pretty popcorn recipe!
I had fun making this ooey gooey stuff - the only thing I wish I would have done is use air popped popcorn instead of microwave popcorn - total difference!

I got this recipe from Pinterest via this website! 

Salted Caramel Easter Popcorn

Yield: About 8 cups popcorn
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
This sweet and salty popcorn treat is perfect for Easter and spring time snacking!


6 cups plain popped popcorn
2 cups coarsely chopped salted pretzels
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon sea salt, plus more for sprinkling
1/4 cup water
1/3 cup heavy cream
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup miniature marshmallows
Drop of red food coloring-if you want to make the popcorn pink for Easter
1 1/2 cups Easter Pretzel M&M's


1. In a large bowl, combine popcorn and pretzels. Set aside. In a medium saucepan, bring sugar, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and water to a boil over medium high heat. Boil, undisturbed, until mixture is amber in color, for about 8-12 minutes. Remove pan from heat and slowly pour in the heavy cream. Be careful because the mixture will bubble up. Stir until smooth and add vanilla extract, marshmallows, and drop of red food coloring-if using. Stir until marshmallows are melted and mixture is smooth.
2. Pour caramel mixture over popcorn and pretzels and gently stir with a rubber spatula until popcorn is well coated. Stir in the pretzel M&M's. Transfer mixture to a large baking sheet and sprinkle with sea salt. Let cool completely.

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