|Crispy, buttery caramel corn|
Another recipe to prepare us for fall...
This caramel corn is dry and crisp, not sticky like some caramel corn I've encountered. It's got a rich brown sugar and butter flavor, of course, and I like to eat it 'til I get sick. If you want the full "Oh-my-gosh-I-think-I-ate-too-much" experience, only use four quarts of popcorn. If you're on a diet, or if are simply more sensible, use the whole 8 quarts. You can figure out your preference after making it a couple of times.
I think this recipe comes originally from my dear friend Cheryl Tellers-now-Whitney. Thanks, Cheryl!
Crispy Caramel Corn
Preheat oven to 250°.
Combine in a medium to large microwavable dish:
- 1 C brown sugar
- 1 stick butter
- 1/4 C light corn syrup
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- Put in microwave on high until butter is mostly melted and then stir to combine ingredients. Bring to a boil by cooking on high for about 2 minutes. Remove and add:
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
Put 4-8 quarts air-popped* popcorn into a huge bowl. Pour above syrup stuff over popcorn and mix thoroughly. Spread popcorn onto two non-stick cookie sheets. Bake at 250° for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes, rotating pans between top and bottom shelves. Remove from oven; stir immediately. Stir occasionally while cooling. Store in an airtight container.
*Most recently I popped my popcorn in a pan with canola and coconut oils, and I think the caramel corn turned out even better. My air popper just isn't performing well these days. Lucky for me, I guess.
|Caramel Corn made with Tiny But Mighty Popcorn|