Happy Saturday, my talented friends! :o) I hope everyone is having a marvelous weekend!
After returning to craftiness yesterday, I planned to complete a card to post with my little treat. That was just silly... my speed is too tortoise-like. I'll have the special card tomorrow instead, along with some fun news. Thank you for the well-wishes for my finger! It is healing up nicely. :o)
I was able to return to baking on Thursday, but time constraints prevented me from making something too involved. I love that there are delicious treats you can make in mere minutes! Despite its simplicity, you still get to do fun things like boil honey and sugar. (Not that I'm easily entertained or anything.) You just can't go wrong when you fancy up some plain popcorn to snack on... especially when it's Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Popcorn! :o)
Before I flutter off, I want to thank my dear friend Nita of Nita Notes for passing along the Green Blend Award to me! Based on this previous post, you know how much I treasure this award. Thank you with all of my sparkly heart, Nita! I *heart* you.
Thank you for dancing on by! I wish you all a sparkly weekend. :o)
Note: If you can't find Mini Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, you can chop up regular Peanut Butter Cups.
Reese's Peanut Butter Popcorn
Yield: Approximately 8 cups
8 cups plain popcorn (air-popped, microwave, or stovetop)
Fine salt (optional)
½ cup honey
⅓ cup granulated sugar
½ cup natural peanut butter (or regular, if you prefer)
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
½ cup milk chocolate chips, melted
1½ cups Mini Reese's Peanut Butter Cups
Place the popped popcorn in a large bowl and salt to taste. Set aside.
Mix the honey and sugar in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Let it simmer for about 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and add the peanut butter. Stir vigorously until all the peanut butter is melted, then mix in the vanilla extract.
Immediately pour the peanut butter caramel over the popcorn and gently stir with a long-handled wooden spoon until it's thoroughly coated. Spread the popcorn on a large baking sheet. Drizzle with melted chocolate and let sit until chocolate hardens. Stir in the Mini Reese's Peanut Butter Cups.
Source: Two Peas and Their Pod