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Friday, September 16, 2011

Kettle Corn Crispie Bars


My mother-in-law served these Kettle Corn Crispie Bars at our last family get-together. They were AWESOME.  They are crunchy, gooey, chewy, buttery, salty/sweet, chocolate-y squares of heaven.  Yes, I ate them, despite the sugar and dairy.  I'm a 90/10 vegan, and boy, were these worth taking up my entire 10.  They actually took more than my 10 because she sent some home with me.  I gave one bar to my husband and ATE the last 4 within a day.  Yes, I even hid them from the rest of the family.  These bars are naughty I tell ya and make you do naughty things.  Enjoy!

{had to show you the beautiful bottom of the bar. Isn't that a beautiful bottom?}

Kettle Corn Crispie Bars

8 cups popped kettle corn (kernals removed!)
One 8 ounce pkg chocolate covered toffee pieces
1 cup pecans, chopped
2/3 cup light corn syrup
2/3 cup sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
5 TBS butter
3 TBS granulated sugar
1 tsp vanilla
12 ounce pkg semisweet chocolate pieces, melted
1/4 cup caramel ice cream topping
1 -2 tsp coarse sea salt
Line a 13x9x2 pan with foil, overlapping the edges of pan.
Toss kettle corn, toffee pieces and pecans in a large bowl
Caramel sauce:
Combine syrup, sugars and butter.
Bring to a boil over medium high heat, stirring constantly.
Reduce heat and boil gently uncovered for 6 to 8 minutes until sauce is a light golden brown.
Remove from heat and stir in vanilla

Pour over kettle corn mixture. Stir to coat.
Transfer to prepared pan, pressing firmly with back of spoon
Spread melted chocolate over top.
Lift out and cut into bars
If you like, drizzle with caramel topping and sprinkle with salt (yes, you'd like!)
Chill 45 to  60 minutes to set.
Makes 20 to 24 bars
**REMEMBER: TAKE OUT THE UNCOOKED KERNELS OF CORN BEFORE MAKING.**
 

2 comments:

  1. These sound incredible. I have a question about the kettle corn. Is this store bought (already popped in a snack bag), or is this something you pop in the microwave, or something different all together? Thanks!

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  2. These sound so incredible I am NOT allowing myself to print the recipe! :-)

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