Monday, December 13, 2010

Caramel Corn!

Here is my favorite Caramel Corn recipe - it is really easy

Baked Caramel Corn

6 qts popped corn                                    1 tsp. salt
               1 cup butter                                              1/2 tsp. baking soda
   2 cups brown sugar - packed firmly           1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup light or dark corn syrup (I use dark)

Preheat oven to 250 degrees ( I use a roaster because I usually make a double batch & it just works better for me, but I am sure the oven will work fine.) Coat bottom and sides of large roasting pan with vegetable coating spray.

 Place popped corn in pan.

 In a heavy saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Stir in sugar, corn syrup and salt. Bring to a boil stirring constantly.

 Boil without stirring for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in baking soda and vanilla.

 Gradually pour over popped corn and mix well. Bake for 60 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes - I set a timer just so I don't foget because it will only take a few extra minutes for it to burn! Remove from oven or roaster and cool completely. Break apart and store in a tightly covered container.
This recipe appeared in the magazine Our Ohio and was submitted by Mrs. Richard Shaferly from Alvada

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