Old-Fashioned Caramel Corn

Tam D


This is my secret recipe. It's rich and buttery, and it makes Jack hang his head ;)

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24-30 c
popped popcorn
2 c
brown sugar
1 c
1/2 c
corn syrup
1 tsp
1 tsp
baking soda


1Pop popcorn. Dump each batch into a large enamel roasting pan (turkey size) that has been treated with food release spray.

2In a heavy 3 qt. saucepan melt the butter with the brown sugar, corn syrup, and salt. Over medium heat bring the sauce to a hard, rolling boil. Boil 5 minutes.

3Quickly stir in baking soda -- caramel will foam up.

4Immediately pour the caramel over the popcorn. Mix carefully and thoroughly, until all kernels are coated.

5Bake at 200* for 1 hour, stirring well every 15 minutes.
If you like, you can stir in nuts at the last 15 min.
Remove from oven. Cool and serve.

6NOTES: You may use light or dark brown sugar, and light or dark corn syrup -- it changes the flavor, so experiment to find your favorite combination :)

Store in another room -- it's hard to stop eating it!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Popcorn
Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Gluten-Free
Hashtags: #Party, #caramel, #popcorn