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!

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!!
Caramel Popcorn
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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16 Responses to Caramel Corn

  1. 1
    The Blonde Duck says:

    That looks specatcular!

  2. 2
    The Food Librarian says:

    Looks yummy and so easy! Sounds like fun!

  3. 3
    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!

  4. 4
    theresa says:

    thanks, this looks like a keeper, I’ll be trying it this weekend, maybe w/some nuts!

  5. 5
    pinkstripes says:

    Your caramel popcorn looks awesome!

  6. 6
    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!

  7. 7
    Bunny says:

    I haven’t made caramel corn in years! Yours looks so good Amanda!!

  8. 8
    Kitchen Flavours says:

    Oh wow looks yum…

  9. 9
    Debbie says:

    Please send a bowl of that down my way!!!

  10. 10
    Teanna says:

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

  11. 11
    from my motorhome to yours says:

    I love your blog, very cute

  12. 12
    Ingrid says:

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

  13. 13
    Kevin says:

    That caramel popcorn looks great! It has been too long since I last had some.

  14. 14
    Jaime says:

    i love caramel corn! this looks delicious

  15. 15
    Anonymous says:

    this scared me :( I don't know why. poor popcorns.

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