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Are you yourself when you're hungry? Do you find yourself being just a little more grumpy or just not yourself? If so, I think that goes for many of us! I know that I definitely get more snappy at others. And when my brother is grumpy or very complain-ey, I usually ask him 1) Are you tired or 2) Are you hungry? And it's usually one of the two.
While I was perusing Dollar General yesterday, I found three SNICKERS® products that I thought would be great to incorporate into a recipe that you can serve your family everyday, SNICKERS Peanut Butter Square, SNICKERS Almond, and SNICKERS Extreme. I wanted to create a recipe that has fiber and protein that helps you curb your hunger.
For this recipe, I decided to make a Peanut Butter Caramel Popcorn Mix that incorporates high-fiber air-popped popcorn (sans the butter), a peanut butter caramel sauce, and a mixture of nuts, cranberries, and chopped SNICKERS. The caramel sauce is made with water, honey, brown sugar, and peanut butter but the sugar content is fairly low. This recipe relies mostly on peanut butter, nuts, cranberries, and chopped SNICKERS for flavor. This recipe is also better fresh and the peanut butter caramel is a soft caramel (it doesn't harden), so I suggest serving it right away because the popcorn gets slightly chewy as leftovers.
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Peanut Butter Caramel Popcorn Mix
adapted from Popsurgar
6 c. popped popcorn (about 1/4 cup dry kernels popped)
2 regular sized SNICKERS® bars (regular, peanut butter squared, or almond), cut into small chunks
2/3 c. assorted unsalted nuts
1/3. c. unsweetened dried cranberries1/2 c. water
1 Tbs. brown sugar
1 Tbs. honey
1/2 c. creamy peanut butter
Salt, to taste (optional)
Place the popped popcorn in a large mixing bowl Mix in the chopped SNICKERS, assorted nuts, and dried cranberries. Set aside.
Place the brown sugar, water, and honey in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Let boil for about two minutes and then turn off the heat. Measure and add the peanut butter and stir until it melts together.
Pour the warm peanut butter mixture over the popcorn mixture, and mix together using a large spoon.
Sprinkle salt over the popcorn mixture, if desired.
Eat warm or refrigerate for about 20 minutes until cool. (This recipe does not make well for leftovers, so halve the recipe if necessary.)
Makes about 4 servings