I thought homemade caramel corn would be difficult, but I actually ended up having most of the ingredients already and its super easy! Also I'm not sure why I'm calling this "old fashioned" because this is the first time I've tried this recipe, but it sounds really delicious, doesn't it?! ha!
10 cups of White Popcorn, popped (Buy the microwavable kind, its easy and I only needed 2 bags!)
1 cup Light Brown Sugar, packed
1/4 cup Light Corn Syrup (In the pancake aisle)
1/2 cup Unsalted Butter
1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/4 teaspoon Baking Soda (makes the caramel less crunchy)
Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Make your popcorn in the microwave and put it in a large mixing bowl.
In a medium saucepan, add the butter and let it melt over medium-high heat. Then add corn syrup, brown sugar, and salt. Bring mixture to boil for about 2-3 minutes, stirring continuously.
Remove from heat and add your vanilla and baking soda.
Pour the caramel over your popcorn and mix it with a spatula to coat the popcorn. Then, transfer the popcorn to a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 20 minutes, then stir the popcorn again. Bake for another 20 minutes or so and remove from oven. Stir the popcorn again before the caramel melts so that everything is coated.
Once the popcorn is cooled, you can break it up into smaller pieces. Keep in airtight container or eat it all in one sitting. I'm telling you, its that good!
I made a little bag up to give to our neighbor for watching over our house while we're out of town, and I'm convinced its the cutest favor ever!
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