Inspired by Shutterbean, via Heather, to make salted caramel popcorn and pretzel bars:
These are dangerously good. I love the juxtapositioning of salty and sweet, and it's hard to stop nibbling. It's a very good thing that I only made half a batch or else I'd be in real trouble. Shutterbean adapted the recipe from Martha Stewart by adding almonds, and I really liked the extra taste and texture. She also had the idea of adding cayenne, which I definitely would have done if I didn't have to share these with the kids!