Thursday, November 5, 2015

Caramel corn!

I'm not a food blogger - that will be VERY obvious by my pics - but I was reminded by FB the other day that I was making caramel corn by this time last year.  **Why am I so slow this year??**   I shared that memory and the recipe was requested, so here it is. 

We LOVE this stuff!!  I cannot tell you how many batches we make and give away plus we have to have lots  more than we should  so much I need to go to Caramel Corn Anonymous some for ourselves.  It's SOOOOO good!

A friend gave me this recipe almost 20 yrs ago and we make it so many times throughout the fall and for Christmas.  I don't do it other times in the year because I would eat too much.  WARNING: it is addictive!!!

I truly apologize for the poor quality of my pics.  I'm not a great photographer anyway, but these were all taken with my phone, some taken one-handed while doing things so they're blurry, and some were taken by my son as I hollered, "Take it now!"  :P 
Caramel Corn

{Preheat oven to 200-225F}

6-8 qts popped corn {I use a scant 1 c unpopped kernels}
1-2 c peanuts, optional {I prefer it without peanuts but also avoid them because of friends with nut allergies}

1 c butter or margarine
2 c brown sugar
1/2 c light corn syrup
1 tsp salt

1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp baking soda

~Pop corn and place in large roasting pan.  {Add peanuts, if desired.}  Set aside.

~Combine butter, brown sugar, corn syrup, and salt in heavy sauce pan over medium heat.

~Bring to rolling boil, stirring constantly.   Once boiling, boil for 5 minutes.  {No need to stir}

~Remove from heat and add vanilla and baking soda.  Stir quickly and vigorously until it foams up and turns a nice light golden color.

~Pour over popped corn and gently stir, stir, and stir some more until everything is coated.

~Bake at 200-225 for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes.

~Spread on cookie sheets or wax paper to cool.  Break apart and store in airtight container.  ENJOY!!!
This is really blurry!  I guess I was shaking with excitement! LOL

Trust me... your friends will LOVE it if you make this for them!! 

Thanks for stopping and have a blessed day!!

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