With less than a week away before the holiday season officially begins, many of us are out gathering up goodies to eat, and checking out recipes to try online, in cookbooks, or creating new exciting ones to share with family and friends.
Earlier this week I went to the Breadsmith to pick up a loaf of Brioche to use as a stuffing for a turkey breast. If you’re familiar with the Breadsmith, you know they always have samples out to taste of all their goodies. One of their most popular treats is their Dolci Cello. Dolci meaning “sweet” and cello, while I thought had some great meaning, only means “cello” like the musical instrument. Go figure!
Anyway, I’ve tasted these before while visiting the store, but never purchased a bag for fear I’d eat the entire batch in one sitting. This time after tasting one morsel and inspecting it, I said to the woman behind the counter that they looked like gnocchi, and asked if they make these at the store? She said, “yes they do make them here, but we don’t make the corn puffs, those we purchase at the stores in the bag, and put a caramel coating on them.” Hmmm, I thought! So when I got home, I went online only to discover a recipe for them. I was shocked to see how simple these were, and could only imagine how much my family and friends would love these. Of course, they’d hate me as well, because literally they’re addicting!
If you’re looking for a treat that will have your guests asking for more you have to try Dolci Cello – a buttery, caramel coated corn puff. NO it’s not healthy at all, but it’s so good. Hey, it’s the holidays – live it up, splurge and enjoy!
You might even want to have little gift bags of Dolci Cello to send home with everyone – they’re that good!
- 1 (8 ounce) bags puff corn (I used O-KE-DOKE plain flavored)
- 1 cup butter ( do not substitute)
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup light corn syrup
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- Place corn puffs in a large roaster pan.
- In 2 quart sauce pan bring the butter, sugar & corn syrup to bring to boil, then cook for 2 minutes.
- Add the baking soda- this will cause the caramel mixture to foam up.
- Stir well and remove from heat.
- Pour over corn puffs in roaster, and bake in 250F degree oven for 45 minutes, stirring every 10-15 minutes.
- Remove from oven, spread out onto parchment paper to cool.
Serve, place in covered container or zip-lock baggie for later, or place in Cello bags to give as gifts.
The Breadsmith sells a 10 oz bag for $8.75. I purchased an 8 oz. bag of corn puffs for $2.99 and after adding the ingredients above, and baking, they weighed 1 pound 8 oz. I'm pretty sure that didn't even cost $8.
These look like a great afternoon snack!
They are a great snack and quite addicting but not at all healthy! Occasionally though it’s ok to splurge.
I’ve never had these, but they look so interesting! And easy! Really fun recipe — thanks.
They’re delicious! They are sweet and I know you don’t have a sweet tooth but definitely you and Mrs. KR should give them a whirl you might just love them. Plus they’re a perfect snack to set out when company comes for the holidays or when watching SuperBowl.
Breadsmith was my favorite bakery but ours went out of business a few years ago. I miss their honey oatmeal bread! Great job on the copycat recipe….I think your caramelly treat would disappear very quickly around here!
Too bad they closed, I love their breads. These would definitely disappear quickly in your house. Perfect for the holidays to have set out and for watching SuperBowl.
These treat sound so interesting Vicki…I have never had anything like this, but from your description I can see why these are addictive…yum!
Enjoy your weekend 🙂
I hope you’ll try them.
Such a valid fear, I would eat a whole batch too, it sounds so good 😀
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It’s deadly. I plan on making a batch for this weekend when I know guests are coming.
Oh I don’t know those! first time I see these but the name sounds familiar I have to admit. If I remember correctly, Spar stores used to sell these.
Vickie thanks for sharing and I hope you had a great weekend. =)
Thanks Helene. Sorry for some reason I’m just seeing this.
I made these for a football game tonight and all I can say is…. YUM! Definitely addictive and everyone is loving them! Definitely on my repeat snack list! 🙂 Thank you so much for posting this delicious recipe! I love it!
Hi Diana thank you for sharing this with me. I’m so glad everyone liked it. I agree it’s very addicting. Have a great holiday!!!
perfect snack! I’d die to have a few bowls right now…..
Hooray! This is caramel corn next level! SO good!
It is so good and will be gobbled up by all in minutes. It’s dangerous!
What a great idea! I like it so much I will try to make them. Thanks for the inspiration.
My son would love these! I am going to make them for him!