Netflix Night Ideas: Chocolate, Peanut Butter & Caramel Popcorn
At the end of the day, super-cold weather makes me want to cozy up in front of the fireplace, punch out with my kids, and binge watch something on Netflix.
My solution? Mix a few boxes of popcorn with a newly divorced Army vet mom, teenage daughter, tween son and an old-school grandma = a great evening of home entertainment called One Day at a Time.
Although my little guys were most content to sit on the floor and color, my tween son and I enjoyed the new Netflix take on the original show of the same name.
The legendary Norman Lear, known for his hit-TV shows Sanford and Son, All in the Family, The Jeffersons, and the original One Day at a Time, produced this new Netflix version.
The plot centers on a Cuban-American family but the Latin part of it doesn’t leave anybody out. Common life themes and how they affect the cross-generational family are a fun diversion for everyone.
Their three generations living under one roof remind me of when my husband, three boys, two cats and I lived with my parents for a year while we were looking for our new house. Just like in One Day, you might butt heads but at the end of the day, you’re there for each other and love each other.
I especially liked watching veteran actress Rita Moreno as the grandma. She is very funny and her comedic timing is perfect! I found myself laughing out loud at her performance.
Want to add some laughter at the end of your day? Down load the new Netflix One Day at a Time. It goes perfectly with a winter evening, family time and yummy chocolate, peanut butter, and caramel popcorn!
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- 2 tablespoons peanut butter
- ¼ cup chopped peanuts
- 15-20 caramel candies
- 1-2 tablespoons water
- 15 bite-size chocolate peanut and caramel candies, chopped
- 1 bag store-bought, pre-popped popcorn
- Pour popcorn on large baking sheet lined with a silicone baking sheet or parchment paper.
- In microwave safe bowl, add chocolate chips. Microwave on high for 30 second intervals until chips start to melt. Add peanut butter and microwave for another 20-30 seconds. Stir until combined.
- Place unwrapped caramels and 1 tablespoon of water in another microwave safe bowl. Microwave on high for 30 second intervals until caramels have melted. If too thick, add the other tablespoon of water. Careful, caramel can boil over easily!
- Drizzle chocolate and caramel over popcorn and sprinkle peanuts and candies on top. Rest on counter or in fridge until chocolate and caramel have set.
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