Saturday, February 2, 2013

Connie's Caramel Corn

My Mother-in-law is a HUGE popcorn fan. My kids got her an air popcorn popper for Christmas so together they decided to make some caramel corn.
We normally just make popcorn in the microwave, so this was a huge treat for them!

  • 2 sticks of butter
  • 2 cups of brown sugar (firmly packed)
  • 1/2 cup Karo Syrup
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups unpopped popcorn

First, pop (in air-popper) 1.5 cups of popcorn. After popped, pour popcorn into shallow baking dishes.
Melt 1 cup of butter on medium heat in sauce pan. Stir in 2 cups of brown sugar, 1/2 cup of Karo Syrup and 1 tsp of salt. Bring to boil, stirring constantly.
Once it comes to a rolling boil, let boil for five minutes WITHOUT stirring. Then remove caramel from heat and add 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda and 1 teaspoon of Vanilla. Mix well. Gradually pour caramel over popcorn and gently mix.
Bake at 250 for one hour stirring every 15 minutes. Let popcorn cool completely before breaking it apart. Store popcorn in air tight container. This recipe made 3 gallon size bags full.

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