I'm a fat girl. I like snacks...to much. I love popcorn, but can't eat it. Well, I CAN eat it, if I want to pay for it the next day with my rear being glued to the toilet. So, I've had to be a bit creative about some popcorn type snacks...trying to get a similar flavor, buttery & salty with different items. Sometimes I used puffed wheat, or puffed rice cereal, or even Cheerio's. Yes, Cheerio's! In fact, many years ago, Cheerio's had a recipe for hot buttered Cheerio's so I'm not just nutty making this part up. Its not popcorn by any means, but its decent, and satisfied a craving.
Recently, I got to thinking, how I'd like something similar to caramel corn. Hmmm what could I do? Then I came up with my own little recipe. First time I made it, it was THE BOMB, as in GOOD! So I stuck to that recipe and I make it often. I'm going to share it with you now. Are you ready? You'll think I'm nuts probably. I'll take something healthy, and totally demolish it and make it into something yummy (and bad for me)...
Puffed Rice cereal -about 1/4 of a bag or so...for me its however much I can fit in the pan without it going all over as I stir LOL
Some butter, I use about 1/2 a stick
Some brown sugar (I don't measure, I dump, I'm guessing about 1/4-1/2 cup)
You'll also need some cinnamon, and salt. :)
Here is what you do...
Melt the butter then sprinkle in some salt & cinnamon
Then add in the brown sugar, and stir, for about maybe a minute, or a little less
Then add the puffed rice cereal, and stir
Stir and cook for about a minute, coating all the cereal with the buttery sugar mix. Then chow down. Its yummy!
Seriously, its GOOD. Try it! Thats it for now. Toodles, and happy snacking.