Well, our snow day last week turned into more of an "ice" day - bummer! Our area received just a dusting of snow before the precipitation changed to sleet and freezing rain. Thankfully, we all made it home safely. And, luckily the area avoided the havoc of 8 years ago when a similar weather event resulted in complete gridlock on the interstate and kids stranded at school overnight.
But, even a less than snowy, snow day calls for our favorite snow day treat - homemade caramel popcorn! It's a tradition in our house to snack on this deliciousness when it snows!
Homemade Caramel Popcorn
Recipe from The Complete Tightwad Gazette: Promoting Thrift as a Viable Alternative Lifestyle
by Amy Dacyczyn
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup butter
3 tablespoons corn syrup
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup peanuts (optional)
and popcorn, of course!
Combine brown sugar, butter and corn syrup over low heat until butter is melted. Cook without stirring for 3 minutes. Remove from heat. Add baking soda and vanilla. Spread popcorn and peanuts on a baking sheet. Pour caramel over the popcorn and mix until evenly coated. Bake 15 minutes at 300 degrees.
Serve warm from the oven. YUM!
May your snow days be *!~*!~*SNOWY*!~*!~*