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Addictive Caramel Corn Puffs

I have been contemplating going to BlogHer 2009 which I was so excited to find out is in Chicago this year. Last year I was on vacation (if you call being in a hurricane a vacation) when BlogHer occurred so I didn’t make it. This year, of course, I will have a 2 month old baby. I have been weighing my options to figure out if BlogHer 2009 could really be feasible considering how my life will be at that point.

I called my sister to see if she would be willing to go with me. She could watch the baby for me, hang out in Chicago, while I attended the conference. Since I will still be nursing, she could bring me the baby when that needed to happen and all would be well. Then I thought about how you look and feel at month two post baby. Tired, fat, flabby, pudgy, leaky, etc. Would I really want to meet some of the people I have known through blogging for the first time in real life while I was a walking pudge ball? Then I thought… I could use BlogHer as my excuse to not gain much weight and to get back into shape after the baby is born. That could be my motivation.

Well, I’m here to say I really want to go to BlogHer, but in order to do that I am going to have to give up two of my main food staples right now… Wendy’s French Fries and Caramel Corn Puffs. Seriously, one cup of these caramel corn puffs has enough fat and calories in it to instantly make my rear the size of Texas. But, they are soooo addicting… if you like that sweet / salty combo, then these fat inducing snacks are so worth it.

I have a choice to make now… continue enlarging my rear or meet you all at BlogHer. Stay tuned to see the outcome!

Addictive Caramel Corn Puffs

2 sticks butter
2 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. Karo (light)
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp Kosher salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 package Cheetos butter flavored corn puffs (Chester’s Puffcorn)

In a large saucepan, bring butter, brown sugar and Karo to a boil for 5 minutes stirring constantly. Stir in vanilla, salt and baking soda. (This will cause the mixture to bubble up.) Pour the corn puffs into a large bowl. Pour the mixture over the corn puffs and stir until well coated. Bake at 250 degrees for 1 hour. Turn and stir every 15 minutes. Allow to cool on a wire cooling rack. To store, place in a sealed air tight container.

This is a recipe from my husbands Grandma Doyle. Recipes like this one are perfect for The Viva Diva Cafe Recipe Contest. If you haven’t entered in a recipe yet, make sure to do so soon. There are some great prizes available for the winner!

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  1. BlogHer is a baby-friendly place! You’ll love it.

    Alanna @ A Veggie Ventures last blog post..Thanksgiving Succotash ♥

  2. Oh my word these look heavenly! I think I will get a big rear too. Oh wait I already have one! I would like to go to Blog World Expo 09.

    Robin Sues last blog post..Bratwurst Sliders

  3. Oh you definitely must come. And besides, the first rule of life is: Nobody is thinking about you. They’re all thinking about themselves.

    So that means no matter what you look like, other people don’t really notice because they’re too busy worrying about what they look like.

    Trust me, because I am old enough to have verified that this is true!

    Kalyns last blog post..Recipe for Barley Risotto with Mushrooms and Thyme

  4. Those look so delicious!

    One thing to consider is that, having been home with a new baby for two months, you’ll be so excited to get out and do something different it won’t matter what you look like – you’ll just want to get out of the house! That’s how it is when I have a baby. :-)

    Stephanies last blog post..Holiday Broccoli

  5. Very funny post, but if anyone is going to judge a new-born mama’s rear end, then that person is soooo not worth even wasting your time on.

    Go to the conf. If you miss it you’ll regret it and regrets suck.

  6. I see your sneaky plan! You give us this recipe; you get us ALL addicted and then you won’t be the only pudgy one at BlogHer!! Where are they going to be able to fit all those Texas-sized rears? ;-)

    Hopies last blog post..Honey Roast Chicken with Leeks

  7. Go. Baby and all, just go :-)

    Sandies last blog post..A Chip Off the Old Squash – Recipe: Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

  8. sweet, salty, fatty.. YUM! Ben and Jerry’s Chubby Hubby ice cream brings it all together too.

    Kalyn’s too funny!

  9. Those look like a supe fun snack, but I haven’t seen the butter flavored cheetos! I will have to look more carefully, I bet my kids would think those were great.

    katies last blog post..For all your cookie cutter needs…

  10. I can guarantee that if I even tried one puff I would eat every puff, so I won’t be making this recipe! I admire you even thinking about traveling with a newborn, essentially by yourself. I could barely get myself out of the house after each of my babies was born, let along get on a plane.

    Danas last blog post..Starting Early

  11. It’s probably better that I don’t try this one! I don’t have the excuse of being pregnant to gain a few pounds from not being able to resist them!

    Patsyks last blog post..Kid’s in the Kitchen – Burritos

  12. OMG I’m not going to Blogher so ummm, I will start eating these right away!

    noble pigs last blog post..Why?

  13. Where on Earth does one find butter flavored Cheetos?

    peabodys last blog post..Not what you think….

  14. I’ve never heard of butter flavored Cheetos, but I’m on a mission to find them. I’ll make this when my grandchildren come over so I don’t eat it all myself.

    Cathy at Wives with Knivess last blog post..Broiled Dungeness Crab Sandwiches

  15. Ooh, I hope you go to the conference and blog from there! You Can Do It! :)

  16. I would so like to go to BlogHer as well. I am not sure how bloggers justify the expense. If someone will enlighten me, I would love to present it to my husband. It just sounds so much fun!


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  17. Addicting and high in calories can’t be a good combo.. I’ll have a shotglass sized serving, please :)

    Judes last blog post..Chinese White Cut Chicken

  18. I am on a mission to find butter flavored Cheeto puffs! This sounds really tasty!!

  19. I have to make these…today. :)

    Any advice on finding the butter-flavored Cheeto puffs?


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