Thursday, August 4, 2011

Caramel Popcorn

This treat brings back a LOT of memories. I used to go to my friend Jenny's home every Sunday and we would make this caramel popcorn. **Warning** it's addicting!! I like to eat the whole thing right away but you can store it in an air tight container for a few days and munch on it whenever you get a craving.

Caramel Popcorn

3 envelopes of microwave popcorn, popped (hint: I like to use plain white because you don't need that extra butter flavoring)
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1 stick butter
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla extract

Cook your popcorn in the microwave as directed. Pour popped corn on a cookie baking sheet. Shake the popcorn to separate the kernels. Using your hands, gently grab handfuls of popcorn and place in LARGE bowl this separates the kernels so you don't break a tooth while shoving caramel corn in your mouth. Set bowl of popcorn aside.

In med sized saucepan, combine sugar, syrup, butter and salt. Bring to boil over med-high heat. Stir often. Once it's boiling, stop stirring and let boil for 3 min. Take off heat and add baking soda and vanilla. Mix well. Pour over popcorn and gently mix to cover every piece.

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