Buttery Sweet Baked Caramel Corn (Easy)
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- cups popped popcorn (i use my favorite microwave brand.)
- cup butter
- cup brown sugar
- cup light corn syrup
- tsp. salt
- tsp. baking soda
- tsp. vanilla
- cup almonds, pecans or peanuts, optional
1Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Coat the bottom and sides of large roasting pan with butter flavored cooking spray. Place popped popcorn and nuts, if using, in roaster.
2In medium heavy pan, slowly melt butter. Add brown sugar, corn syrup and salt. Gently heat to a low boil, stirring constantly. Boil on lowest heat possible without stirring for 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
3Stir in baking soda and vanilla. Gradually, pour over popcorn and nuts, coating evenly. Bake for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Remove from oven and cool completely on lightly sprayed or non-stick foil. Store tightly in ziplock bags