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Today, I finalllllllllly wrote the acknowledgments for my cookbook, Party Popcorn!

Which means… it’s done. It’s done! *happy dance*

And I know that this post would be an incredibly timely one to pour my guts out about how much I appreciate you all and how I couldn’t have written a book without your support (seriously, I couldn’t have). But it’s been a day full of last minute edits and even some 11th hour recipe testing (ahhhh!), and I’m a little pooped out.

But I gushed a bit about you in the acknowledgments. Totally. You’ll just have to take my word for it until you can see it for yourself (updates soon, I promise)! So how about instead of telling you how grateful I am for your readership…. can I offer you some Samoas Popcorn adapted from a recipe in my book instead?

I mean– it’s basically the same sentiment:

you’re awesome. I made this popcorn for you.

Just like the dip I made yesterday, this popcorn doesn’t have any actual Samoas in it (don’t let the photos fool you, those cookies are just props ;). But it’s full of all the same flavors: caramel, shortbread, toasted coconut, and chocolate drizzle.

Samoas Popcorn | www.somethingswanky.com

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Samoas Popcorn

Samoas Popcorn

Ingredients

  • 8 cups bags popped popcorn
  • 6 tbsp. butter
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp. corn syrup
  • 1/4 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 cup toasted coconut
  • 10 shortbread cookies, crumbled
  • 1/4 cup melting chocolate, melted

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 300ºF. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  2. Pour the popcorn into a large bowl, and make sure all of the unpopped kernels have been removed. Add the coconut and crumbled cookies to the popcorn. Set aside.
  3. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, stir together the butter, corn syrup, and brown sugar until the butter has melted and it reaches a slow bubble. Stop stirring and allow the mixture to boil for 4 minutes.
  4. Remove from the heat immediately, and mix in the vanilla extract and the baking soda (the baking soda will bubble up a bit).
  5. Pour the caramel mixture over the popcorn. Using a large rubber spatula, gently stir to coat.
  6. Spread the popcorn evenly onto the prepared baking sheet.
  7. Bake the popcorn for 10 to 15 minutes. A 10-minute bake will yield a chewy caramel corn, while a 15-minute bake will yield a crunchy caramel corn.
  8. Let cool in the pan for about 10 minutes before drizzling with chocolate. Allow chocolate to cool and harden before transferring to a bowl and serving.
  9. Serve chewy caramel popcorn immediately. Crunchy caramel popcorn may be stored in an airtight container for up to one week. Let cool completely before packaging.

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