Old-Fashioned Caramel Corn

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Cooking Method: Stove Top


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

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This is my secret recipe. It's rich and buttery, and it makes Jack hang his head ;)
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Pop popcorn. Dump each batch into a large enamel roasting pan (turkey size) that has been treated with food release spray.
In 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.
Quickly stir in baking soda -- caramel will foam up.
Immediately pour the caramel over the popcorn. Mix carefully and thoroughly, until all kernels are coated.
Bake 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.
NOTES: 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!


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user Cin Straw's Kitchen NanatomyGrandsismyPassion - Oct 18, 2013
Yuummmy...my friend makes this every year to give as Christmas gifts.
user Tam D methodmaven - Oct 18, 2013
It's wonderful! This year you can surprise your friend, and return the favor. I hope you like it :)
user Tam D methodmaven - Dec 27, 2013
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