Thursday, August 22, 2013

Churro Puffs

The teenage girls in our church have an annual camp a.k.a "Girl's Camp".  It's a whole lot of crazy fun, and I had the chance to go this year as a leader. Of course, when a bunch of girls {or women} get together, sugar is a necessity! All of the leaders made one of their favorite treats and sent it to camp... Obviously I had to sample each treat. To my great surprise, there was a treat that I'd never tasted or even heard of before!! { I thought this was impossible!} It was one of the most delicious treats I've EVER tasted!!  Oh so good, and here's the recipe...

This recipe makes a whole bunch of yummy puffs, I decided to call them Churro Puffs since they didn't have an official name.

 They are GREAT to give it as a teacher appreciation gift, a neighborhood Christmas gift, for a friend's birthday, camping, movie night, or of course, to a potluck party!

2 C. brown sugar
1 1/2 t. cinnamon
2 cubes butter (1 C) - preferably unsalted
1/2 C. Karo syrup
2 t. vanilla
1 t. baking soda
4 oz. white chocolate or almond bark
3 bags Chester's Butter Popcorn (found by the Cheetos... this is "Chester's" other specialty)

Preheat the oven to 250 degrees

Put the Chester's Popcorn in a very large bowl, or even a stock pot-- this is a whole lot!

In a large {at least 2 liters} microwave safe bowl, combine brown sugar and cinnamon. Stir well.
Chop butter and place on top of mixture. Pour Karo syrup on top of everything.

Microwave for 30 seconds. Stir.
Microwave for 1 minute. Stir.
Microwave for 1 minute. Stir.
Microwave for 1 minute. Stir.  (Yes, I did just repeat myself 3 times!!)

Do not over cook or the churro puffs will be hard!

 Remove from microwave.  Add vanilla and baking soda. The mixture will rise a bit.
Pour over the Chester's Popcorn. Stir like crazy. Stir longer than you think you need to.

Spread on a jelly roll pan, or a very large cookie sheet-- covered in foil.

Bake for 30 minutes... MAKE SURE to stir every 10 minutes!

When done, spread on a large piece of wax paper {or foil}.  Melt white chocolate or almond bark and drizzle over the top.

Let dry, but snack on them as you wait.

Now share the goodness!! People will ask for the recipe, I promise!



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