Saturday, May 5, 2012



I want to start by apologizing for the delay in posts. By no means have we stopped baking, we just haven’t had the time to post about it due to finals and other craziness. But we have survived the end of the semester and you can expect more frequent blog posts to come. And Lauren and I are both staying in Nashville this summer and living just down the street from each other, so we will continue to have many team baking efforts!

This first post back is a great summer snack. With trendy flavors such as salted caramel, sweet and salty is all the rage right now. And caramel popcorn is an ever-popular sweet and salty summer carnival and holiday snack. This “popcrack” is a delicious twist on traditional caramel popcorn, with amazingness in the form of peanut butter, chocolate, and butterscotch added into the mix. It ends up being more like bars, but retains reminiscence of the caramel popcorn that we all know and love.

A few weeks ago, my friend Chelsey came back to Vandy to visit and we decided we wanted to bake something. We weren’t sure exactly what to make, but since I knew I was going to be moving out in the next few weeks, I wanted to use a lot of my food and baking ingredients up. So, I laid out many of my potential baking ingredients from the pantry, and this is what we came up with. Props to Chelsey for being a wonderful co-chef and coming up with the perfect name to capture the addictiveness of this tasty treat! As usual, absolutely no regrets.


1 bag Orville Redenbacher’s Caramel popcorn
¾ cup mini marshmallows
½ cup peanut butter
½ cup of butterscotch chips
1 bag of M &Ms
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp salt
2 tbsp butter
Chocolate syrup

1. Pop popcorn as directed on box
2. Add contents of caramel packet

3. Add all other ingredients except chocolate syrup

4. Melt everything together by following the microwave directions on the box for melting the caramel
5. Remove from microwave

6. Mix everything together

7. Spread into an 8 or 9 inch pan, or about half of a 13 x 9 inch pan.
8. Drizzle chocolate syrup on top

9. Let cool for about an hour and enjoy!

Never let being busy stop you from doing what you love...and when in doubt, bake!
<3 Dena

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