Popcorn? Pretzels? Carmel? Almonds? YES. My hands are sticky and I have stuff all over my shirt but I don't even care.
Let's get this party started.
•Nonstick cooking spray
•12 cups plain popped popcorn (from 1/2 cup kernels or 2 microwave packages) I used 2 things of Jiffy Pop. Yeah, you know, the kind that
•4 cups coarsely chopped small salted pretzels (7.5 ounces)
•2 cups sugar
•2/3 cup heavy cream
•2 cups miniature marshmallows
In a large bowl, really, the bigger the better, combine pretzels and popcorn.
Be patient with this process, it takes 8-12 minutes and don't try to rush it because it needs time to thicken and become a rich amber color.
Once it's nice and amber-y, add cream and marshmellows. Stir until it is completely blended.
Once it's all ready to go, pour entire mixture over popcorn mixture and toss with a rubber spatula (remember, it's HOT, so you wan't something heat-proof)
If you desire (and I did) add chopped almonds for an extra crunch and texture.
Transfer mixture into a BUTTERED 9 x 12 baking dish. Use your clean little hands or plastic wrap to press into dish.
Make sure to let it cool before cutting into squares. This is important, I like to jump the gun and do things before the recipe says to because I am massively impatient....so if you're like me, stick it in the fridge! (whoa, that was a serious run-on sentence).
Let's not forget Olive Oil! She wasn't in the mood for kitchen help, but was sure in the mood for some pettins!