Oct 10, 2009

The best caramel corn recipe ever!

Happiness in my oven!


This amazing buttery caramel coated popcorn melts in your mouth and is super addictive. It takes a while to make but it is well worth the wait! For a little something extra add in peanuts or drizzle with chocolate.





This is the original recipe but I have changed to make it even better.






INGREDIENTS


1/2 cup real butter
2 cups brown sugar
1/2 cup corn syrup
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 bags buttery microwave popcorn popped and kernels picked out( you can use regular popcorn but it is not as good)





Preheat oven to 250 degrees F (95 degrees C). Place popcorn in a very large bowl.
In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Stir in brown sugar, corn syrup and salt. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Boil without stirring 4 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in soda and vanilla. Pour in a thin stream over popcorn, stirring to coat.
Place in two large shallow baking dishes and bake in preheated oven, stirring every 15 minutes, for 1 hour. Remove from oven and pour on to wax paper. Let cool completely before breaking into pieces. DO NOT LET COOL IN PAN! It will stick.

4 comments:

Heidi said...

Ok, you have me sold. Don't have enough time to make it tonight (it is a little time consuming), but tomorrow will be a different story! I don't have real butter though... do you think a stick of Blue Bonnet will be ok?

Crystal Lampe said...

I have not tried using margarine but I think it should be ok. Please let me know what you think.

Nicole said...

I'm making this now! Thanks Crystal for sharing such a great recipe!

Vicki said...

Awesome popcorn!!
Made it the other day. I used only 2 bags of popcorn and Parkay margarine instead of butter. It was fantastic!