Dec 29, 2011

New Year's Eve Treat

If you are looking for a yummy treat to take to an upcoming party, I tell you what, look no more!

I will just be frank though, it's NOT healthy.  It's NOT even close to being good for you.  And, it's kind of addicting.  But man, it is sooooo good and it's easy to make so you can whip it up in minutes.

(sorry the photo is lame - I forgot to take one of it in the bowl)

Here's what you need:
2 bags Cheetos Puffcorn, butter flavored
1 cup Butter (told you it wasn't healthy)
2 cups Brown Sugar
1/2 cup Karo Syrup

Tip:  If you want to cut down the butter, you can.  Just use one cube instead of two - it will still be good

And here's what you do:

1- Dump both bags of Puffcorn into a large pan. I use a roasting pan because it gives me space to stir without spilling. I included a photo of the Puffcorn because a lot of people don't know what it is.  And, in all the stores I've bought it at, it's in the chip aisle but usually NOT by the other Cheetos products.

2- Once the Puffcorn is spread evenly in pan, set it aside but keep it close to the stove.

3- In a sauce pan, melt butter, sugar and Karo syrup together and bring to a boil. Stir often to avoid burning. There isn't a set cooking time here, I just boil it until it seems to grow and it looks foamy on top.

4- Next, carefully pour the sauce over the Puffcorn. Then stir to mix well. Be sure to scrape the bottom of the pan as you stir because a lot of the sauce will settle to the bottom. Also, you want to do this step quickly because the sauce will start to cool and is harder to get an even coat.  So, stir immediately after you pour the sauce on and stir quickly.

5- Once it is mixed well, let it sit for just a few minutes to cool. Then, break into small pieces/clumps and put in serving bowl and dig in!

Oh my goodness! It's so yummy. My kids ask me to make this all the time however because it is not a healthy treat I usually reserve it for special occasions and only make it at this time of the year. This week I've already made it twice and have a request to make it again. Hmmmm, I just might have to.