Yes... salted caramel! If you're anything like me, you can hardly resist that salty sweet taste! I blame Starbucks and their salted caramel hot chocolate. Those things are dangerous!
I had been thinking and thinking about party favours for Foster's 1st birthday party this coming weekend. It's always nice to send a little something home with the guests, but I was drawing a blank for ideas. Then, I found it...
Home made caramel popcorn! Trish over at Mom On Time Out shares her recipe for this tasty treat. I was sooo excited when I found it! Thanks again Trish! I'm not going to bother posting the recipe or the instructions here as Trish's are very clear and complete. So, if you want it... head on over! The only change I made was to sprinkle on some coarse salt when the caramel popcorn came out of the oven for it's final toss. Hence why I call my variation, Salted Caramel Popcorn. SO GOOD!
Some nice, but easy packaging was definitely in order. The popcorn, once cooled, was divided up into resealable plastic baggies. I also made simple folded tags from decorative paper for the top of the bags, stamped with 'thank you' and stapled on (above the zipper part of the baggie).
I hope our guests approve!
PS, for some variations, you could add pecans or shelled, unsalted peanuts to the mix. Or if you want ultimate decadence, drizzle some melted chocolate over the finished popcorn. Yep. I went there.