What a nice, busy Mother’s Day weekend we’ve had! I am so lucky to have such a great family. My boys were so sweet, they sent me on a little scavenger hunt to find my Mother’s Day Surprise, what cuties they all are! Hope everyone has enjoyed time with their families this weekend!

We got home a little early this evening and I felt like baking something. I had to buy a bunch of boxes of Kettle Corn over the weekend to make popcorn balls for a lesson I was teaching in church, and had quite a few boxes left over. I decided on this sweet and salty candied popcorn creation with some butterscotch chips I had in the pantry.

This popcorn tastes like something you’d buy at Harry and David’s, it’s seriously that good. My picky husband gave it the thumbs up, even with his braces!

I love the sweet and salty contrast of this popcorn with the slightly crunchy outer coating. The butterscotch flavor is really mild, it’s more caramel tasting with a hint of butterscotch. So yummy! I think I’ll try those cinnamon chips next time.

And how cute are these popcorn boxes? I found them at one of my all time favorite stores, Cost Plus World Market. I think it came with 20 boxes for about $6.00. They have such fun unique products there, if you haven’t been, be sure to check it out for fun finds.

My boys were already asleep when I made this popcorn, but I know they will be begging for a bag full first thing in the morning. It wouldn’t be a recipe of mine if it wasn’t easy, so whip a batch up and enjoy!

Sweet and Salty Butterscotch Candied Popcorn

1 3.3oz bag Kettle Corn popcorn, popped and all un-popped kernels removed
1 Cup dry roasted peanuts
1 Cup butterscotch chips
6 Tablespoons butter
3/4 Cup packed brown sugar
1/3 Cup corn syrup
¼ teaspoon salt

1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees F. Place popped popcorn and peanuts onto a large rimmed baking sheet that has been sprayed lightly with non stick cooking spray.

2. Place butterscotch chips, butter, brown sugar, corn syrup and salt into a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir constantly until mixture comes to a light boil. Remove from heat and pour evenly over popcorn and nuts. Gently stir to coat mixture over popcorn. Bake in oven for 30 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes.

3. Remove from oven and pour onto parchment paper to cool. Break into pieces and serve. Enjoy!