Homemade Moose Munch

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Whenever I go to Target, I always snag those pricey little bags of gourmet popcorn with nuts and drizzled with chocolate. Since I’m on a stricter budget right now, I figured this was something I could easily make myself.

Homemade Moose Munch

Well, not only was it easy, but it tastes amazing–buttery, rich, and crunchy. And you get to choose your own additions for the mix (what’s better than that?). I opted for Reese’s Pieces for the peanut butter and crunch, and mini Rolos because I figured chocolate and a little extra caramel couldn’t hurt. Unfortunately, the caramel pretty much settled on the bottom of the cookie sheet so it looks ugly (but still tastes delicious). I just broke the pieces apart and no one will ever know. Shhh. Next time I’d probably add mini chocolate chips or something that would melt a little easier.

Homemade Moose Munch

6 tbsp. butter
3 tbsp. corn syrup
3/4 c. brown sugar
1/4 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1 1/2 – 2 bags popped popcorn
chocolate chips, nuts, M&Ms, etc. to taste

Preheat oven to 300º.

Remove all unpopped kernels from popcorn and pour popcorn into a bowl.

Combine butter, corn syrup, and brown sugar over medium heat. Cook and stir until mixture boils. Continue boiling at a steady rate for 4 minutes without stirring.

Remove from heat and stir in baking soda and vanilla.

Pour caramel over popcorn and stir to coat.

Spread onto greased cookie sheet, and bake for 10-15 minutes (10 for chewy, 15 for crunchy).

Remove from oven and add toppings. Let cool before returning to bowl.

Recipe from Something Swanky.


4 Responses to “Homemade Moose Munch”

    Tina B on 1 May 29th, 2013 5:47 am

    Hi Hilary,
    I love Moose Munch as well and don’t buy it because it’s expensive. I’m going to make this over the weekend and see how it turns out.
    Have a great day!

    Darlene on 2 May 29th, 2013 7:27 am

    I’m going to make some today to bring with me on a plane. I can never understand why gourmet popcorn is so darn expensive! I love that you can customize it.

    Hilary on 3 May 29th, 2013 10:29 am

    Let me know what you put in it!

    Hilary on 4 May 29th, 2013 10:30 am

    Tina, enjoy!