Thursday, March 29, 2012

Caramel Corn

This is delicious caramel popcorn that is easy to make and is a hit at the holidays when given as a gift. I used to make this for my kids when they were young and they loved it. This was one of Carrie's very favorite snack foods that I made in fall and winter. There are other recipes I've had made with white sugar, but they are not nearly as good as this recipe. This is delish!

Caramel Corn
                                              250 degrees
6 quarts popped corn
2 sticks real butter
2 cups brown sugar
1/2 cup light Karo syrup
pinch of salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla

Pop popcorn, measure out, put aside till needed.
Melt butter in 3 quart saucepan. Stir in sugar, Karo, and salt. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly.
Boil without stirring for 5 minutes. Remove from heat, stir in soda and vanilla.
Gradually pour over popped corn, mixing well.
Pour popcorn evenly between two large shallow pans (cookie sheets with 1"sides on them).
Bake in 250 degree oven for one hour. Every 15 minutes, stir popped corn to keep from sticking.
Watch last 15 minutes so it does not burn. Remove from oven and cool completely. Store in airtight container(s).

Tip: You can add one cup of peanuts to this recipe by adding to the popcorn once you add the syrup.
        Do not make this on a rainy day as it may not come out as you'd like for it to.

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