Thursday, 21 February 2013

Homemade Caramel Corn

Caramel corn, an all time favourite of mine. I have had it homemade before but I have never made it myself. I was going to try it this past Christmas and well, I wanted to try too much this past Christmas and didn't end up making it. Hopefully soon I will get to try and indulge in the luxury of homemade Caramel Corn

Homemade Caramel Corn

12 cups popped popcorn (either stove-top or microwave is fine)

1 cup brown sugar (light or brown)

1/2 cup butter

1/4 cup light corn syrup

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1.  Preheat oven to 250 degrees F. Line the bottom and sides of a large roasting pan or two baking sheets with greased foil. Place popcorn in a large heat-proof mixing bowl; set aside.

2.   Meanwhile, melt the brown sugar, butter, corn syrup and salt in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil and cook for 5 more minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat and carefully stir in the baking soda and vanilla. Pour over the popcorn and stir to coat.

3.  Spread the coated popcorn evenly onto the lined roasting pan or baking sheets. Bake for 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool. It will become crispy within a few minutes out of the oven.

Break into chunks and serve immediately, or store in a ziplock bag for a couple of days.

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