There is something about Caramel Popcorn that just makes people happy. When I was down visiting my mom this past weekend, we cranked out a few batches of this tasty caramel popcorn!
1/2 cup unpopped corn (yields 16 cups popped)
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup butter
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup light corn syrup
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp baking soda
Separate kernels and placed popped corn in a brown paper bag.
MICROWAVE METHOD In a microwave bowl combine brown sugar, butter, corn syrup, and salt. Cook on high for 2 1/2 minutes, stir well. Return to microwave and bring to boil and allow to boil for 2 mintues. Add baking soda and vanilla. (It will become foamy)
STOVE-TOP METHOD:Cook brown sugar, butter, corn syrup and salt in a large saucepan for 2 minutes. Add baking soda and vanilla. (It will become foamy) Pour into brown paper bag and shake like crazy. Place in microwave at 70% for 3 minutes, stoping and shaking bag every minute.