Moose Munch

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This Moose Munch is great for movie treats. Perfect finger food, and yummy.

Please take note: I had all these wonderful plans to include M&Ms and almonds (or almond M&Ms!) and maybe a white chocolate drizzle (so many options!). But I got totally impatient and decided to go ahead and make this before my trip to the store. Just sayin’…

Moose Munch

Ingredients

  • 6 tbsp. butter
  • 3 tbsp. corn syrup
  • 3/4 c. brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 1/2 – 2 bags popped popcorn
  • chocolate chips, nuts, M&Ms, etc. to taste

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 300ยบ.
  2. Remove all unpopped kernels from popcorn and pour popcorn into a bowl.
  3. Meanwhile: Combine butter, corn syrup, and brown sugar over medium heat. Cook and stir until mixture boils. Continue boiling at a stead rate for 4 minutes without stirring.
  4. Remove from heat and stir in baking soda and vanilla.
  5. Pour caramel over popcorn and stir to coat.
  6. Spread onto greased cookie sheet, and bake for 10-15 minutes (10 for chewy, 15 for crunchy).
  7. Remove from oven and add toppings. Let cool briefly before returning to bowl. (Or you can let it cool completely if you don’t want the chocolate to smudge… but where’s the fun in that??)
PS- I bought the popcorn containers at Target for $1!!

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73 thoughts on “Moose Munch”

  1. That looks delicious. I love Moose Munch! I moved to Oregon a few years ago and just happen to be a few minutes from the Harry and David Headquarters. That can be very expensive for me. My kids would love to make this recipe. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. I came across your blog on This Chick Cooks and I love your post! I LOVE Moose Munch! YUM! I’m a new follower too!

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  3. I love Harry and David’s too! But they don’t have stores up here in Canada so I only get to shop there when I go on vacation. I love your pictures; the popcorn containers are such a cute touch.

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  4. @AvitalYes! We actually just had to use a substitute last time we made it. It’s just equal parts of water and sugar. It won’t be as glossy, but it works. Just mix them together in a cup or bowl and let the sugar dissolve as much as it can. The longer it sits, the more like corn syrup it looks.

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  5. I don’t think you needed to add anything else. IT looks perfect as-is. I’ve got some of the little popcorn boxes from the dollar store that I’ve been wanting to use. This recipe will be perfect for them. Thanks for sharing on Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

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  6. @Nicole At the risk of completely grossing you out– my roommates and I made this when we were in college. We put the leftovers in a ziplock bag and someone ended up throwing it on top of the fridge. Months later, we re-discovered it and ate it (I know, I know…) and it tasted just fine. Now, I don’t think I’d recommend doing THAT, but I think I can safely say as long as it’s in a sealed bag, it can last for a little while…

    And I think you should make it a little crispier (which would be baking it about 1-2 minutes longer) if you want to store it for any amount of time.

    Hope that helps. …and that you don’t think I’m super gross!

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  7. I just made this and it’s amazing! I topped mine with crushed semi-sweet chocolate chips and a white chocolate drizzle. I made it for Christmas gifts, but I might eat it all myself before then! Thanks for the great recipe!

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  8. I am also a Moose Munch aholic! Can’t wait to try this! My favorite is a seasonal White Chocolate Cranberry, any suggestions on how to make it myself?

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  9. I just made this recipe… and now my apartment smells AMAZING and I have a treat that 1. is super delicious 2. won’t go bad/fall apart on my long drive to my family’s house tomorrow and 3. is something different than the regular cakes/pies/cookies. Triple win. I added dark chocolate covered pretzels and mini reeses cups to mine… holy yum, batman!!

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  10. OH Yeah! my daughter & I just went to H & D. she bought some moose munch, it was awesome. but spendy. now with this recipe, I can make some for my Christmas baskets!!! thanks so much!

    I love browsing through your recipes, they all look so yummy.

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  11. I just made this snack and it is fabulous! I added milk choc. chips, slivered almonds and mini marshmallows. I doubled the butter/sugar amounts as the size of popcorn bags wasn’t specified. When I made it I felt it didn’t cover well enough so I quick made a second bactch and drizzled over before I baked it. I think it’s a new fave!

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  12. sounds delish…one question though…do you use microwave popcorn? I usually pop myself – so just wondering and if so – what kind, etc.?
    THANKS

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    • This recipe was written using microwave popcorn, but I think I found that 3 1/2 cups is about right of air popped. It’s not exact, so you can add more popcorn as you like ๐Ÿ™‚

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  13. This turned out perfectly! I made this as a snowed-in treat during the blizzard! Perfect sweet and salty mix that works well with a warm drink. Now to settle in to a Harry Potter marathon while munching on my moose munch ๐Ÿ™‚

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  14. Could you please share what type of chocolate you use? ย Fancy-Schmancy? ย Melted chocolate chips- Hershey/Nestle? ย Almond Bark? Other? ย Thanks so much and thank you for sharing the recipe.

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