Caramel Cracked Corn

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Penny Day

By
@pday

A P.T.O. Mom made this recipe for the teacher's many years ago and it became an instant hit at the school!! I have made it in other schools and it's constantly requested and it disappears quick. About a year or so ago I made it for Christmas for my husband to take it in for his co-workers.I can't tell you how many times I've made it for them since! They can't get enough, it's so addictive!! You really can't just eat one! I never make less than a double batch any more!

Rating:
★★★★★ 2 votes
Comments:
Serves:
4-12
Prep:
5 Min
Cook:
1 Hr 5 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

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12 oz. bag(s)
"original " puffed corn
2 c
light brown sugar, lightly packed
1 c
butter, unsalted
1/2 c
light corn syrup
pinch
salt
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1/2 tsp
baking soda
1 c
peanuts (optional)

How to Make Caramel Cracked Corn

Step-by-Step

  • 1Pre heat oven to 250 degrees
  • 2In a large deep aluminum roasting pan pour in:
    bag of puffed corn
    1 c. nuts (if using)
    Set aside.
  • 3In a heavy 4 quart sauce pan on medium high heat add:
    2 c. packed brown sugar
    1 c. unsalted butter
    1/2 c. light brown sugar
    pinch of salt
    Stir until everything is melted and blended. Start a 5 minute timer when the mixture has come to a bubbly boil around the edge of the pan. Boil for the 5 minutes and stir constantly.
  • 4Remove from heat after 5 minutes and stir in:
    1/2 tsp. baking soda
    1 tsp. vanilla extract
    Pour hot sugar mixture over puffed corn and stir.
  • 5Place into the oven and bake for 1 hour. Stir the caramel corn every 15 minutes. Let the corn cool and place into clear bags tied with a bow or set it out in a bowl for a party and watch everyone go insane for this sweet snack!

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About Caramel Cracked Corn

Course/Dish: Candies, Popcorn, Other Snacks
Main Ingredient: Nuts
Regional Style: American




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