Saturday, September 29, 2012

Caramel Corn (Page 95)

6 quarts popped pop corn, remove unpopped pieces (They hurt later!)

2 sticks butter
1/2 c. light corn syrup
1 tsp. salt
2 c. brown sugar, packed

 1/2 tsp. baking soda
 1 tsp. vanilla
(Peanuts are optional)

Pop 6 quarts of popcorn and place in a 200-250 degree oven, to keep warm.
In a heavy saucepan, melt 2 sticks of butter. Stir in sugar, syrup, and salt.
Bring to a boil, stirring constantly.
Remove from the heat and add soda and vanilla. Stir, then gently pour
over popcorn. (I do small amounts in a big bowl, until covered.
Place on 2 large pans.(I spray lightly, don't use foil as pictured)
Bake 250 degrees for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Remove and cool completely.
Break into bits and serve.
Note: Easy gift idea and fun for the family to make.