I am taking a little break to spend time with my family + brand new (and oh so delicious) baby girl. For the meantime I have prepared a few recipes ahead of time. Do you usually get candy or popcorn at the movies (or both)? With this popcorn munch mix you don't have to choose one or the other.
This fantastic treat starts with freshly popped homemade popcorn. Check out my favorite way to make it HERE.
The popped golden kernels are mixed with toffee bits, coated with rich milk chocolate and drizzled with the most amazing butterscotch topping. Could there be any better combination? This butterscotch popcorn is perfect for a little date night movie snack, an afternoon treat or just a great after dinner dessert!
Personally, I also think this would make a really fun treat for events, especially if you put the popcorn in little cupcake bowls like I did! It looks cute, each person gets a small helping and it looks picturesque! From bridal and baby showers to graduation parties, it can be a great addition to an event!
I adapted the drizzle from last year's Mocha Popcorn Munch. This time I used butterscotch chips to emulate the buttery flavor in toffee candy bars. This is also what’s so fun about popcorn! You can dress it up and make it taste good in so many ways!
Technically you could just melt the butterscotch chips (with a little coconut or other vegetable oil) for the topping, but if you have it on hand I highly recommend adding a couple tablespoons of sweetened condensed milk. It’s just betterthat way, if you know what I mean!
The condensed milk prevents the butterscotch from setting up too firm. As a result, the topping stays slightly chewy (even if the popcorn munch is kept refrigerated) posing a wonderful contrast to the crunchy popcorn and toffee. As I said, I think it just tastes better this way.
I won't lie and will give you a fair warning: this stuff is addicting!! Just like all the other popcorn munch recipes on here. So, before you make it, brace yourself and perhaps eat a meal before, so you’re not hungry and in the snacking mood!
They are sooo hard to photograph. It's impossible not to snack on some while it's out. Even when I am not hungry my hands - pretty much involuntarily - keep stuffing my mouth.
The only solution I have for a lack of portion and self-control: make only half a batch and if you can't do that then immediately share this Toffee Butterscotch Popcorn Munch with someone else in your household!
I also love this butterscotch popcorn recipe not just because it tastes good but because itlooks pretty too! I just love the different colors of the drizzled butterscotch and toffee!
If you tried this popcorn, please let me know what you think! I am all ears and eyes!
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Toffee Butterscotch Popcorn Munch
- 8 cups popped popcorn from 4 tablespoons unpopped corn or 2 microwave bags
- 1 cup milk chocolate chips
- ½ cup Skor toffee bits divided
- ¼ cup butterscotch chips
- 1 teaspoon coconut oil
- 2 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk
- In a large bowl combine the popcorn and ¼ cup Skor toffee bits. Melt the milk chocolate in the microwave or on top of a double-boiler. Toss popcorn mix with the melted chocolate.
- Spread the popcorn out on a large lined baking sheet. Sprinkle with remaining ¼ cup Skor toffee bits.
- Melt the butterscotch chips with coconut oil. Heat up sweetened condensed milk as well and stir into melted butterscotch mix.
- Drizzle the butterscotch mix over the popcorn. Zap in the microwave for a few more seconds if too thick.
- Let popcorn munch set up in the fridge, then break into chunks. Store covered in an airtight container.
To make butterscotch popcorn, you'll typically start with freshly popped popcorn. Then, you'll prepare a butterscotch topping using butterscotch chips and possibly sweetened condensed milk for added richness and chewiness. The butterscotch topping is drizzled over the popcorn, creating a delightful blend of flavors.
Yes, caramel popcorn is a popular snack, especially at events like movie nights, carnivals, and parties. Its sweet and crunchy taste appeals to a wide range of people, making it a favored treat for many.
While caramel and toffee both involve cooking sugar, butter, and sometimes cream to a certain stage, they result in different textures and flavors. Caramel is a soft, chewy, and sweet confection, while toffee is hard and crunchy, often featuring a rich buttery flavor.
Yes, toffee popcorn is sweet and typically has a rich and buttery flavor. The toffee coating adds a crunchy texture to the popcorn, creating a delightful contrast between the sweet toffee and the popcorn's natural crispness.
Toffee popcorn has a sweet, buttery flavor with a hint of caramelization from the cooked sugar. The toffee coating adds a delightful crunchiness and richness to the popcorn, making it a satisfying and indulgent snack.
Butterscotch has a distinct flavor profile characterized by a rich and buttery taste with hints of brown sugar and vanilla. Its sweet and creamy essence makes it a popular choice for various desserts and confections.
The main difference between butterscotch and toffee lies in their textures and preparation methods. Butterscotch has a smooth and creamy texture, often made with butter and brown sugar, while toffee has a hard and crunchy texture, typically created by caramelizing sugar and butter to a specific temperature.
Eggs are often included in the preparation of caramel popcorn to create a smooth and glossy coating. The egg helps to bind the ingredients together, providing a cohesive and luscious texture to the caramel that coats the popcorn evenly.