Butterfinger Caramel Popcorn

Snack Time! Anytime! Especially Movie Time!
Difficulty: Easy
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes

1 bag natural microwave popcorn
1 cup Butterfinger Bits
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 tsp butter

Cooking Tools
Double broiler
Parchment lined sheet pan
Small saucepan

Microwave popcorn according to box directions.  Place popped corn on the parchment lined sheet pan.  In a small sauce pan add sugar and pour 1/2 cup of water around the perimeter of the sugar and cook on medium heat until golden, then reduce heat and cook until a medium copper color, total cooking time is approximately 10 minutes. Using caution, drizzle caramel onto the popcorn and using a wooden spoon toss popcorn around to coat.  Sprinkle Butterfinger bits throughout the popcorn while the sugar is still warm. In a double broiler, add water to the base and add the chocolate to the upper portion of the double broiler and cook on medium heat. As the chocolate is melting, whisk in heavy cream until melted and smooth.  Whisk in the butter until incorporated and shiny.  Using the whisk, drizzle chocolate back and forth over the popcorn.  It’s not necessary to use all the chocolate.  Take caution in breaking apart some of the caramel that has cooled and hardened.  This will be a sticky job, but it is well worth it!
Serves 4

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