Favorite Caramel Corn

December 20, 2009 at 8:15 pm | Posted in Dessert | 5 Comments
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Every family has their favorite Caramel Corn recipe, and this one is mine.  It was clipped from our local newspaper back when I was a teen and it’s been a family favorite ever since.

Caramel Corn

  • 7 cups popped popcorn (or one microwave popped bag)
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 3 Tbsp light corn syrup
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp vanilla

Optional Add-Ins:

  • 1 cup M&Ms
  • 1 Cup peanuts
  • 1 cup raisins

Preheat oven to 300 degrees

Pop the popcorn and pour into a 9×12 glass baking dish and keep warm in the oven.

In a small saucepan, mix the sugar, butter, and corn syrup. Use a candy thermometer and bring the caramel mixture to 250 degrees.

Remove from heat.  Stir in the baking soda and vanilla.  Pour caramel mixture over the warm popcorn and stir.

Bake in 300 degree oven for 5 minutes. Stir and bake for another 5 minutes.

Pour mixture on wax paper and cool completely before mixing in any add-ins.  Store in airtight container.

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