Crunchy Caramel Popcorn

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Cooking Method: Bake


2 bags pop weaver butter flavor popcorn (8 cups of popped corn per bag)
1 1/2 sticks real butter
1 1/2 c brown sugar
3/8 c (that's 1/4 cup + 1/8 cup) white corn syrup
3/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
3/4 tsp baking soda

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Donna Brown Recipe
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West TN, TN
Member Since Dec 2009
Donna's notes for this recipe:
A friend and neighbor brought us a container of this wonderful crunchy treat one Christmas. She shared the recipe with me and since then, I've made it all during the holidays. Please read the recipe through and follow it closely.
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Preheat oven to 225 degrees. Pop popcorn in the microwave for 2 minutes and 20 seconds (This is not the entire time the directions say, but that is what you want.) Pour into a large parchment lined roaster or 2 large parchment lined cookie sheets. You will have some unpopped kernels, just remove them. In saucepan, melt butter, add brown sugar and corn syrup. Boil exactly 5 minutes. Remove from heat and add vanilla and baking soda. Stir until well mixed. Pour mixture over popcorn and mix well, coating the popcorn. Bake for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes (flip it over, it will be sticky). Now, on the cooking, check often during the last 15 minutes of cooking. Don't let it cook too long, I have removed it before the entire hour is complete due to the fact that my oven is a self-cleaning oven and cooks hotter that some ovens, so I have to be careful when baking, but 1 hour is what the directions say, so that is how I've stated it. Pour out onto waxed paper and break apart. Store in an airtight container.

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user Donna Brown gabbiegirl - Dec 20, 2010
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user Bonnie D. Utahn - Dec 20, 2010
This looks like something my hubby would really like. I will be making up a batch soon! Thanks!
user Donna Brown gabbiegirl - Dec 20, 2010
Thanks, Bonnie. It's so good to munch on while watching TV.
user Jane McMillan-Whittaker janenov46 - Dec 20, 2010
Thanks, I love carmel corn and was thinking last night I'd like some. Saving this
user Betty Campisi BLCBaking - Dec 20, 2010
Donna, I have been making this recipe for quite a few years. I put the popcorn in mason jars and decorate to give as Christmas gifts. They are always greatly appreciated. It is very good of course, I like popcorn any way you serve it.

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