Superhero fans, rejoice!
We are officially in the season of your favorite blockbusters. And despite owning all the franchise paraphernalia (including posters, figurines, games, Halloween costumes, stuffed toys ... even breakfast cereals), your smaller kids might not be prepared for the violence and bombast their idol invokes on the big screen. So rather than traumatizing them forever, why not stream these toddler-friendly superhero films and TV shows, all of which are available online?
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Make your viewing party official with this easy-to-make maple bacon caramel popcorn recipe:
Maple Bacon Caramel Popcorn Recipe:
½ pound sliced maple flavored bacon
¾ cup light brown sugar, packed
10 cups popped popcorn
Kosher salt, to taste
1½ cups white sugar
½ cup light brown sugar
½ cup maple-flavored syrup
⅓ cup water
2 tablespoons butter
1½ teaspoons vanilla extract
2 teaspoons baking soda
1½ teaspoons kosher salt
Preheat oven to 350°F. Dredge maple bacon slices in ¾ cup brown sugar until fully coated on both sides; arrange on a wire baking rack sprayed with nonstick cooking spray and layer on a baking sheet.
Bake uncovered for 20 minutes, or until bacon is fully cooked and crisp. Immediately transfer bacon to paper towels and drain briefly; chop crisp bacon into small bits. Combine candied bacon bits and popcorn in a large bowl sprayed with cooking spray; season to taste with salt. Combine white sugar, ½ cup brown sugar, maple syrup and water in a saucepan; bring to a boil, stirring occasionally, until mixture reaches 240°F. Remove from heat and stir in butter. Return to heat and continue cooking until mixture reaches 300°F. Remove from heat. Carefully add vanilla, baking soda and 1½ teaspoon salt to saucepan and quickly stir to blend. (Mixture with bubble and foam when these ingredients are added to saucepan.) Working quickly, pour mixture over popcorn and stir until completely coated with a large spoon or tongs sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. While popcorn mixture is still warm, carefully shape into small popcorn balls, arrange on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and cool.