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Whatchamacallit Popcorn

Whatchamacallit popcorn in a polka dot container

So it’s the second installment in Candy Bar Week!

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Did you guys like round one?  In case you missed it I made these, and Bridget made theeeeeeeese!

Right? I knew when we decided to do candy bars, that I wanted to do something with Whatchamacallits.  Do you guys remember those?

They aren’t super easy to find these days, and I’m not sure why.  They are ridiculously good…it’s a peanut butter krispie bar, topped with caramel and coated in chocolate.

First I thought about making a homemade version, which I think would be pretty simple…I think I’ll do that soon…but then I thought that the textures would really work well in a popcorn snack mix.

I wish I could say that being right so often is exhausting…alas, it’s not.

Whatchamacallit Popcorn.

Whatchamacallit Popcorn | Cookies and Cups

The great thing about this, is if you can find the candy bars, chopping them up and adding them is a fun addition, but if you can’t find them, the popcorn mix itself has all the flavors and textures right in there, so it really IS Whatchamacallit Popcorn..Not just caramel corn with candy bars in it.

Here are the details:  Peanut Butter Caramel Popcorn with Krispy cereal mixed in for extra crunch drizzled with chocolate.

Just pop your corn…

Popcorn in an air popper

Then make your quick caramel sauce…at the end add peanut butter.

A heaping scoop of peanut butter on a spoon

It will be amazing looking…

Just pour it over your popcorn.

Peanut butter caramel sauce being poured over a bowl of popcorn

Then sprinkle your krispie cereal over top before you mix it in…This will prevent all the cereal from falling to the bottom.  You want to get it mixed in evenly.

Rice krispie cereal being added to a bowl of popcorn with peanut butter caramel sauce

Once it’s all mixed in, spread it on a large baking sheet with sides and bake it for an hour at a super low heat.

Peanut butter caramel krispie popcorn spread on a baking sheet

When it’s done, spread it on a lined counter and break apart the large pieces…

Peanut butter caramel corn on parchment paper after baking

If you’re lucky enough to be able to find the Whatchamacallit bars, chop them up…I used about 5.  You don’t have to be exact.

Chopped Whatchamacallit candy bars

And sprinkled them all over the popcorn…

A batch of Whatchamacallit popcorn

THEN I drizzled melted chocolate all over that.

And yeah…it’s basically the perfect snack.  Crunchy, not at all chewy…peanut buttery, caramelly and salty/sweet.

You should make it.

Whatchamacallit Popcorn | Cookies and Cups


Now you should go over and check out what the other girls are doing with candy bars today…

Mounds Layer Cake…I mean are you kidding me?

and Ritter Sport Dark Chocolate with Marzipan Ice Cream.  Yeah…I don’t know what Ritter Sport is but I am pretty sure I need some in my face.

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Whatchamacallit Popcorn


Description

Makes about 8 cups


Ingredients

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  • 1/2 cup unpopped popcorn kernels (makes about 6 cups popped)
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2/3 cup light corn syrup
  • 3 Tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 cups Rice Krispie cereal
  • *optional 2-3 cups chopped Whatchamacallit candy bars
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 250°
  2. Line a large jelly roll or roasting pan with parchment paper.
  3. In a large bowl make your popcorn in an airpopper popcorn maker. Set aside.
  4. In a medium sauce pan combine brown sugar, corn syrup, butter and salt. Bring to a boil and let boil on medium heat for 3 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in peanut butter until smooth.
  5. Pour peanut butter caramel over top the popcorn and before mixing sprinkle the Rice Krispie cereal on top.
  6. THEN mix everything together, making sure the popcorn and cereal get coated in mixture.
  7. Spread popcorn into the prepared pan and bake for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes.
  8. When popcorn is done spread it out onto a parchment lined counter to cool, breaking apart large pieces.
  9. Sprinkle chopped candy bars evenly over top.
  10. Melt chocolate chips in a heavy zip-top container in 30 second increments, squeezing after each, until melted. Snip off the end of the bag and drizzle over top popcorn and candy bars.
  11. Allow chocolate to set completely.

Notes

store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

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48 comments on “Whatchamacallit Popcorn”

  1. I’m getting on the bandwagon much later than all the other posts, but for all my fellow Canadian friends, the Special Crisp bar (by Hershey’s) is the Canadian equivalent to the Whatchamacallit, apparently! I’m going to give it a try today! Yumminess!!

  2. Lordie lord, girl. You need to contact Garrett’s popcorn stores–they need to hire you ASAP! This is definitely the next snack item on my potluck list.

  3. made this last night for get together with the ladies – a big hit- DELISH. Substituted corn chex for krispies and used Take 5 bars…..too good…..and all gone already! thx!!!

  4. tried this recipe – DELISH – didn’t have rice krispies, so used corn chex instead. couldn’t find whatchamacallit bars, so used Take 5 bars. THX!!!

  5. Angie @ Big Bear's Wife

    This popcorn kinda makes me weak in the knees. I am a sucker for Whatchamacallits! mmmm yum!

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