Did everybody have a good Halloween? I don’t get trick-or-treaters in my building so I didn’t buy any candy, but I really wish I had once the chocolate craving hit last night as I was watching the most Halloween-esque movie we have…Casper. Just one fun size Kit Kat bar would have been nice. Ok, king size.
The past couple days have been cold and windy but yesterday turned out to be a pretty decent day in Chicago for the trick-or-treaters. I saw tons while walking home from work and they were all so cute.
Kara and I made this popcorn two weekends ago. It came together in just a couple minutes and I took my half home and chowed down the next day. So good!! But this would have been a perfect accompaniment to a movie night. A little bit of chocolate, a crunch from the nuts and a lot of popcorn!
8 cups popcorn, popped (we used stovetop popcorn)
½ cup honey
1/3 cup sugar
½ cup natural peanut butter
½ teaspoon vanilla
1 cup Mini Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
1 cup peanuts
Place the popcorn in a large bowl and season with salt to taste. Set aside.
Mix the honey and sugar in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Let simmer for about 2 minutes, then remove from heat and add the peanut butter. Stir vigorously until all the peanut butter is melted then add the vanilla.
Immediately pour the peanut butter caramel over the popcorn and gently mix until evenly coated. Spread popcorn on a large baking sheet to harden. Stir in the Mini Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and peanuts and let sit until serving.
Source: adapted from Two Peas & Their Pod