Happy New Year’s Eve! Hubby and myself have no plans as of yet, which probably means we will either just stay put and sit in the hot tub, or make a brief stop at my daughter’s place, and then come home and sit in the hot tub. Ha, ha.
I thought I’d share this easy recipe for a New Year’s Eve snack. It’s not original to me, but I have no idea where it came from, and therefore can’t give any credit for it to a specific source. It’s easy and yummy, and great for snacking on while you sit around and play games.
12 cups of popped corn (I use more than this – I just fill my roaster. I find that otherwise there is too much topping per piece of popcorn. If you like things thickly coated, stick to the 12 cups).
1 cup sugar
2/3 cup Lyle’s golden syrup (or you could use corn syrup, if you have that in the house)
2 tbsp. butter or margarine
6 ounces (1 cup) or chocolate pieces (I use Enjoy Life)
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Preheat the oven to 250* F. In a saucepan over medium heat, melt together sugar, syrup, and butter or margarine. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and stir in chocolate pieces and vanilla. Pour the hot mixture over the popcorn, stirring well (but gently – you don’t want to break you nice popcorn pieces!) to coat. Bake for one hour, stirring now and then.
When it comes out of the oven, dump it into a couple large bowls, and stir gently while it cools so you don’t get huge clumps of popcorn stuck together.
Enjoy with family and friends. Perfect for eating while playing games!