WARNING: This Halloween treat is highly addictive! This yummy monster munch is the perfect sweet and salty combination. It is filled with sweet, melt-in-your-mouth home made caramel corn, crunchy and chocolately peanut m&m's, cheesy and salty CHEEZ-IT crackers, and my favorite, candy corn! Which I absolutely love because they are just so darn cute and tasty and the perfect Halloween candy! Next time, I want to add pretzals into the mix as well! This is one of those treats that you can make your own and put all of your favorite things in, or a great way to clean out your pantry! I think it would also be perfect to put in cute little Halloween baggies and hand out to all your trick-or-treaters! And remember, I warned you!!!!
-1 recipe for caramel corn (recipe below)
-1 (9-ounce) box CHEEZ-IT crackers
-1 (11-ounce) package Autumn Mix Candy Corn
-1 medium bag (12.60-ounce) peanut m&m's
In a large bowl, carefully combine the caramel corn, CHEEZ-IT crackers, candy corn, and peanut m&m's. Store in an airtight container. Enjoy!
Caramel Corn: (adapted from Sugar Cooking)
-3.5 quarts (one large bowl) plain popped popcorn
-1 cup brown sugar
-1/4 cup light corn syrup
-1/2 teaspoon salt
-1/2 cup butter
-1/4 teaspoon baking soda
-1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil. Preheat oven to 250 degrees F.
2.Make popcorn and place in a larg bowl.
3. Combine the brown sugar, corn syrup, salt, and butter in a saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring enough to blend. Once the mixture begins to boil, boil for 5 minutes while stirring constantly.
4. Remove from heat, and stir in baking soda and vanilla. The mixture will be light and foamy. Immediately pour over the popcorn in the bowl. Stir to coat.
5. Bake for 1 hour, removing the pans, and giving them a good stir every 15 minutes. After it has baked, seperate into pieces if needed. Allow to cool completely and then store in airtight containers or ziploc baggies.