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!!
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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Comments

  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!
    Kasha
    http://www.grubandstuff.blogspot.com/

  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!
    ~ingrid

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