Easy Caramel Popcorn

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!

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.

Enjoy!

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  1. MommaWard

    This is going to be our weekend baking project this week. The kids will love making and eating this together!

  2. MommaWard

    This is going to be our weekend baking project this week. The kids will love making and eating this together!

  3. MelissaL

    I make this recipe (quite often acually it is SOOOO good) but i just wanted any1 that plans on making this, I have tried the paper bag way & it is VERY sticky & carmel stays in your teeth! So i bought a tin roasting pan i put the popcorn in pan (while your cooking the carmel on stove i keep it warm in oven at 250) warm popcorn is easier to mix with carmel, but after i mix it together i cook at 250 for 1 hour (stir every 20 min) and it is absolutly to die for! just alittle FYI if you like more crunchy carmel popcorn. (oh BTW i do re-use my tin roasting pan b/c i do make this often)

  4. Mary Bigler

    Love your recipes. I like to find a Caramelized Popcorn with out carinails in them. I wondering if you buy that remade pop corn with no carnials if that would work? But, the cake I had once before and it is so moist and sooo good. Thanks for sharing your recipes.