Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Tropical Popcorn Fruit Gorp/Crunch & Munch

I always hated that name Gorp. Isn't that a weird name for something so tasty and addicting?! Is there another name for it? How about Crunch Munch I'm going with that. Tropical Popcorn Fruit Gorp  Crunch & Munch! I made this a couple times trying to get it just right. It might be a little over the top with so many things in it but it's a Tropical Party in my mouth. If you like these sort of things give it a try. I love them and have quite a few recipes of these sort. They are highly addictive though and not low on calories so beware!

Tropical Popcorn fruit Crunch and Munch

In  a large bowl add 8c. popcorn popped or 1/3c. popcorn kernels popped.
1/2 box banana nut cheerios
1c. unsweetened big coconut flakes or ribbons
1/2c. chopped macadamia nuts
11/2c. diced dried pineapple
1 bag of fried banana chips( you can get these at asian markets) so much better than dried cause not hard.
Dont put in last 2 ingredients until it has all been mixed with caramel and starting to cool down or they will melt.
1 bag of coconut M&M's or 1c. bag of white chocolate chips
1/2c. white choc chips

Coconut caramel
In a medium pan over medium heat add 3/4c. butter, 1c. karo syrup, and 1c. sugar. Bring to a boil and cook 3 to 4 minutes stirring occasionally over medium heat. Remove and add 1/2t. vanilla and 11/4t. coconut extract. 
Pour over Popcorn mixture and stir until all coated and cooled slightly. Then add m&m's and white chips.


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