Caramel Corn

We went camping and frugal mommy that I am ;) I made a few ziploc gallon bags of popcorn to take for snacks. There was a full bag leftover, so I decided to make caramel corn. I found a tasty recipe for Caramel Popcorn on Alicia’s Recipes and decided to try it. Since this qualifies for the Cooking with Alicia & Annie blog event, I’ve entered it there as well!

The great part about this recipe is it comes together in only a few minutes since you make it in the microwave. Now I did not do the paper bag thing, simply because I didn’t have one handy. So instead I put the popped corn into a large roasting pan, then poured the caramel mixture over the top and quickly stirred. I dumped the mixture into a large bowl and microwaved it for one minute. Stirred it again and microwaved again one more minute. One last stir and I dumped it back into the roasting pan to cool. Worked like a charm and it tastes awesome!

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Oh also, I didn’t have dark syrup just light so I used that, and I did half light brown and half dark brown sugar. Tasty!!
4 Quarts Hot air popcorn (16 cups)
1/4 Cup dark Karo syrup
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
1/4 Pound Oleo (I used unsalted butter)
1 Cup Brown sugar
1/2 Teaspoon Baking soda
Put oleo, syrup, sugar, and salt in a microwave oven. Bring it to a full boil, then set the timer for 2 minutes and continute to boil. Take it out and quickly stir in baking soda. In the meantime, have the popped corn in a paper bag which has been rolled down from the top. Pour 1/3 of the syrup mixture into the bag of popcorn and shake bag H-A-R-D. Repeat twice – always shaking the bag VERY HARD each time. Unroll the bag and close the bag and shake it HARD again. Microwave it 1 1/2 minutes. Take out and shake HARD. Microwave another minute and shake HARD again. Pour the popcorn onto a cookie sheet and let it cool. Store in a large popcorn container.

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  1. Kasha says

    Hi there! I love the easy caramel popcorn recipe! Thanks so much for that! How do I locate your chocolate bread pudding recipe? Do I need that book? I would love for you to stop by my blog sometime. Do you mind adding me to your blogroll? Thanks !I am for sure adding you to my bloglist!

  2. MaryBeth says

    Looks great…I have a wonderful recipe for this also and I just realized that I have not made any in years. Please come by my blog and enter my new cookbook giveaway!

  3. Teanna says

    I have never tried making my own caramel corn for some reason, but you’ve just inspired me! That looks amazing!

  4. Ingrid says

    That looks so much better than cracker jacks! I bet my kids would love it. Thanks for sharing the recipe!


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