1.20.2011

now this is what I call addicting.


I made this homemade caramel corn for our family game night on Christmas Eve and I've been craving it ever since.  the stuff disappeared faster than you can say "pass the bowl please, I want more."

and because I'm feeling kinda sorta nice today, I thought I'd share this SUPER EASY recipe with you.

Caramel Corn:
  • 35-40 cups popped popcorn (depends on if you want it more caramel-y or not)
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 1 cup better, melted
  • 1/2 cup light Karo corn syrup
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp baking soda
pour popped popcorn into big brown paper bag (like the kind you find at the grocery store).  Melt 1 cup butter and add brown sugar, Karo syrup and salt.  Boil on low heat for 5 minutes.  Remove from heat and add soda and vanilla (be careful, once you add the soda the mixture starts bubbling and expanding, almost like it comes alive EEK! your kids will find this amusing, especially if you scream.)  Pour caramel over popcorn and stir with wooden spoon until well blended.  Pour onto 2 cookie sheets and bake at 200 for 1 hour.

enjoy!

-jessica

PS. just wondering if any of you ever tried the recipes I've shared?  I know a "few" of you have, but it would be nice to get some more feedback (ahem) to see if the recipes interest you or if you're like oh joy, just another dumb and boring recipe post.  I know I can't even come close to competing with the Pioneer Woman.  so, from the deepest part of my heart where all the burps come from, thank you for your input.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Here is an even easier caramel corn recipe:
1 c. brown sugar
1 stick butter or margarine
1/4 c. corn syrup
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda
3-4 qt. popped corn

Combine all ingredients, except soda and popcorn in a 1 1/2 to 2 quart bowl. Bring to a boil, then cook on full power for 2 minutes. Remove from microwave and stir in soda. Put popped corn in a brown grocery bag. Pour mixture over corn. Close bag and shake. Cook bag on high in microwave for 1 1/2 minutes. Shake bag. May need an additional 1 1/2 minutes. Pour into pan and allow to cool.

Anonymous said...

i love the pioneer women! Edna gave me one of her cook books! so fun:)-jess

Kimberly said...

If I could cook. I would try them! Your recipes look delicious!

jessica said...

@Anonymous- thanks! I will have to try this.. I'm all about EASY!

jen said...

Funny! I've been making caramel popcorn like crazy lately! Addicting! Great minds think alike? It will be fun to try out your recipe.

Anonymous said...

Snuffy just made this tues night- I could hardly stop eating it was soo goood!-Brianna

heather said...

yes this is the recipe I been making for along time. it has always been a hit! EXCELLENT!

Glitagrrl said...

Just made the sauce and poured it on puffed corn.
Incredible!! I made it for the kids but now fear there will be none left by the time they finish at school!! 😳