bcmom's kitchen

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Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Caramel Corn

I figured out yesterday why I can't completely go to those reusable shopping bags. I need some paper grocery sacks, if only so I can make caramel corn.

Caramel Corn

  • 5-6 quarts popped corn (use air pop or as little oil as possible; not microwave popcorn)
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  1. Put popped corn into a paper grocery bag
  2. Put brown sugar, corn syrup, butter and salt into a microwave-safe bowl and boil for 2 minutes. (begin timing after mixture begins to boil)
  3. Take out of microwave and stir in 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  4. Pour sugar mixture over popped corn in bag, shake well, microwave on high for 1-1/2 minutes; take out and shake well; return to microwave for another 1-1/2 minutes. Shake and microwave for another 1-1/2 minutes.
  5. Pour caramel corn out of bag onto cookie sheets to cool; break it up as it cools

I got this recipe from my mom. I'm not sure where she got it from, but it's much easier than the popcorn balls she used to make once in a while, and so good.

I use air pop popcorn - 2 poppings. This may be a little more popcorn than the original recipe calls for, but the popcorn gets coated nicely, and it's not too sweet.



The recipe came from a friend at work. We were talking about caramel corn, he said his wife had a great recipe. She copied it off for me and the 'rest is history'.

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