Kids Snack for under $0.42 per serving

My kids LOVE popcorn.  When I saw this recipe and the cost per serving my mouth watered with the thought of carmel popcorn.  Yes, I am getting hungry and it is not even time for supper yet!

If you have coupons for the popcorn you can have an even better per serving deal.

This recipe has a serving size of seven cups.  I am not going to add the peanuts in with my popcorn because I can do without them but here is the recipe if you want to include them.

Ingredients

  • 1  teaspoon  vegetable oil
  • 1/4  cup  unpopped popcorn kernels
  • 1  cup  salted dry-roasted peanuts
  • 1 1/2  cups  sugar
  • 2  tablespoons  light corn syrup
  • 2  tablespoons  unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 1  teaspoon  vanilla extract
  • 1  teaspoon  salt

Preparation

Line a baking sheet with parchment or wax paper. Warm oil in a large pot over high heat. Add popcorn, cover and cook, shaking pot, until all corn is popped. Transfer to a large bowl, add peanuts and set aside.

In another large pot, combine 1/4 cup water, sugar and corn syrup. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium and cook without stirring until mixture turns a light amber color, 4 to 6 minutes longer. If parts of syrup are turning darker than others, gently tilt pot to even out heat.

Remove pot from heat and stir in butter, vanilla and salt. Stir caramel into popcorn and peanuts to completely coat. Scrape mixture onto prepared baking sheet and let cool, about 15 minutes, before breaking into pieces and serving.

If you would like to print this recipe from All You Magazine Online click here.

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