Chocolate Caramel Popcorn

Unemployment.  It has been a week and already I’m thinking of reorganizing my stack of boxes in my parent’s basement.  You guys.  Unemployment doesn’t look so great on me.

Brian gets up and leaves for work and part of me wants it to be “take your wife to work” day.  I’ll do all of you emails for you.  Like a scribe, but 2013.

I’ll get you coffee.  Do you think your colleagues will want muffins? I’ll make them.  What time are you coming home? Can I make you a drink? Do we iron ties? Should I iron all of your fancy thursday ties?


Or should I just start to drink already? It’s 5 in Germany and my best friend is there right now so HAPPY HOUR!

I remember when I was busy and had things to do other than watch the real housewives of Atlanta with my mom.  (Side note, did NOT realize what’s-her-blonde was not actually a lesbian. )  That’s how far behind I am.  It’s the reeducation of lauryn hill up in here.

Clearly with all of this real housewives watching I needed to make my mom and I a tasty snack.  Thank God her schedule is flexible.  Otherwise I’d have a chocolate ring around my mouth, no bra on, and a face mask half crusted off.


Oh wait.  That is exactly what Brian found when he came home yesterday from work.  I think I’ve found the bottom guys.  It’s when you leave your face mask on so long that it crusts off.

Chocolate Caramel Popcorn

By Whitney, April 17, 2013

Chocolate Caramel Popcorn



Pop the popcorn and place in a thin layer on lined baking sheets.  Season with salt.  Combine the brown sugar, butter and corn syrup in a sauce pan and heat to a boil over medium high heat.  Once it is thick and boiling, remove from the heat and add vanilla and baking soda. Pour evenly over popcorn. Bake in a 250 heated oven for 1 hour, tossing periodically to make sure it is coated.  Remove from the oven to cool.   Heat the chocolates in separate bowls until melted in the microwave.  Drizzle over the popcorn, and allow to harden.




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Whitney is the Founder of Whit's Amuse Bouche, a nationally recognized food and humor blog. When she's not in the kitchen, you can find her with a glass of california cabernet in one hand and a hot glue gun in the other. She prefers sweat pants to real ones. View all posts by Whitney →

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