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nancy eckerty's caramel popcorn

a recipe by
Fran Murray
Fountain Hills, AZ

Mrs. Eckerty was Mary Ann Tomlinson's mother. She used to make this caramel popcorn that my husband just loved! So, when we got married in 1987, she gave me this recipe. Mark's always a sucker for popcorn!

serves 1 gallon
prep time 15 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Bake

Ingredients For nancy eckerty's caramel popcorn

  • 1 gal
    of popped popcorn
  • 2 stick
    unsalted butter
  • 2 c
    brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1/2 c
    white corn syrup
  • 1/2 tsp
    cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda

How To Make nancy eckerty's caramel popcorn

  • 1
    Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan, except popcorn and baking soda, and bring to a boil; boil rapidly for 5 minutes.
  • 2
    Remove pot from heat and add baking soda; stir and pour over popcorn.
  • 3
    Spread popcorn out evenly in a large greased baking pan and bake in a 200 degree oven for 1 hour. Stir, or turn, 3 or 4 times during baking.
  • 4
    When completely cool, store in an airtight container.