Friday, October 30, 2009

Caramel Corn

Mmmm! Caramel corn! I've never homemade it before, but I ate it homemade as a kid and loved it! So when I stumbled upon a recipe this week I knew I just had to try it in celebration of Halloween week! It just seems to be a fall food to me for some reason! So, if you think that your kids aren't going to get enough candy and sugar tomorrow night, you should whip up a warm batch of this for them to munch on before they go out trick or treating!


...5 quarts popped, plain popcorn (this equals to about 3 bags of microwave or 1/2 cup unpopped kernels)
...1/2 cup butter
...2 cups brown sugar
...1/2 cup corn syrup
...1 tsp. salt
...1/2 tsp. baking soda
...1 tsp. vanilla extract


Pop popcorn and place in two 9x13 inch pans. In a medium saucepan, melt butter. Once melted, stir in brown sugar, corn syrup and salt. Bring mixture to a boil, stirring constantly. Once the mixture starts boiling, let boil for 4 minutes, without stirring. Remove from heat and stir in baking soda and vanilla. Pour in a steady, thin stream over the popcorn. Stir to coat popcorn. Place in preheated oven at 250 for 30-45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes. Let cool and then break up and store in an airtight container.

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