I’m not sure when my love for popcorn began but whenever it did start, it got deep pretty fast. And we’re talking hardcore popcorn snobbery, like, I refuse to eat microwave popcorn hipster snobbery. Were you to offer me the opportunity to go to the movies simply to buy popcorn and candy and not watch the movie but go home with popcorn and candy…I would be all about it. Makes perfect sense to me. The more I contemplate it…is it possible to have a corn addiction?
My sister used to get grossed out by the way I eat certain foods I love. I’m all about food combining and I never take a bite without a drink. Completely unashamed. There is just no understanding she has for taking two separate food items and shoving them into my mouth and then taking a drink simultaneously. So here I would be at the movies with a handful of popcorn shoved into my mouth…but not too much because I need room for chocolate-covered raisins (maybe 3 pieces because you want that perfect blend of sweet and salty but not too sweet). Yes, this is a science. Yes, I’m actually writing a post on this. Then as if the mouthful could not get any better, a swish of Sprite comes in simultaneously and, Yehaw! Repeat, repeat, repeat until nothing is leftover and all organs in my body hurt. This is probably the reason why this recipe works perfectly for me (and anyone else who is a self-proclaimed corn addict). Instead of two separate bites, it’s better to take vegan candy cars and popcorn, melt them together and love life simultaneously.
- Heat oil in medium saucepan over medium-high heat.
- Add the corn kernels and coat with oil. Cover with a lid.
- Shake the pan every 30 seconds to keep the kernels from burning. The kernels, once heated, will be begin to pop continuously. Listen closely because once the popping kernels have a couple of seconds in between pops, it is ready to be taken away from the heat.
- Melt the caramels and chopped up candy bars in a microwave-safe bowl in 15-20 second increments (or over a small saucepan on the stove) until just melted.
- Pour the melted mix on top of the popcorn and stir with a wooden spoon until completely combined.
- Allow to set on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Wait, you’re still here? I thought for sure the concept of melted candy bars, caramel and popcorn would be enough to send you to the kitchen…
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