While I was in Minnesota last week visiting family at our lake cabin I tasted an oh-so-sweet dessert that is an absolute must to make. If you have ever had “Scotcheroos” or “Special K Bars” imagine the peanut butter chocolate flavors…but imagine them with the salty crunch of popcorn.
My Aunt Buffy enlightened my taste buds with this recipe for Pop-A-Roos. This sweet and savory dessert is ideal for entertaining a large crowd because: 1. It will keep fresh even if made beforehand and 2. It takes almost no time to make. If you have leftovers it makes a fab snack to munch on throughout the day (but beware it’s easily addicting).
1 stick butter
1 cup light corn syrup
1 cup sugar
1 cup peanut butter
3 bags microwave popcorn
3/4 cup Butterscotch chips
3/4 cup Chocolate chips
Time to make:
- Pop the bags of popcorn and put into a very large bowl. Pick out the kernels and set aside.
- Combine corn syrup, butter, and sugar in kettle on stove. Just before it boils, remove from heat and mix in the peanut butter. Pour over popcorn and gently mix so the popcorn is covered. As Pop-a-roos sit, you may need to break up the pieces as they may stick together.
- Combine butterscotch chips with chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl. Cook 30 seconds then stir and repeat until chips are melted (do not overcook the chips). Slowly and sparingly drizzle the chocolate-butterscotch mixture over the popcorn and gently stir. Enjoy! Store in an airtight container or sealed storage bags.