Take me away to “Caramel” …. (Corn)

Longing to dash off to Carmel but stuck in a winter wonderland?  Try Caramel instead!  Here’s an easy-peasy quick pick me up for those Winter blahs….

Caramel Corn

Caramel Corn

  • ingredients in caramel 4 quarts/litres popped – popcorn (about 1 cup un-popped)
  •   1 cup dark brown sugar
  •   1/2 cup Corn Syrup
  •   1/2 cup butter (unsalted) or margarine
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  •   1/2 tsp baking soda
  •   1 tsp vanilla

ImagePop popcorn.  Spray a roasting pan with cooking spray – all the way up the sides (trust me this will help with clean up).

  • popped corn in roasterPlace popcorn in sprayed roaster.  Preheat oven to 250 – place roaster of popcorn in oven to remove any moisture from the corn, in oven while it heats.
  • caramel cookingWhile oven is heating, heat saucepan over medium heat, add brown sugar, corn syrup,  and butter (margarine), heat, stirring constantly to a boil  (less than 5 minutes – about 2 or 3 min).  Boil, without stirring for 5 minutes, remove from heat, stir in baking soda and vanilla.

ImageRemove popcorn from oven, pour caramel over corn and mix with a rubber spatula or wooden spoon until coated.  Place back in oven – uncovered for 45 minutes, stirring every 10 or 15 minutes.

Caramel Corn CoolingTo cool, spray some parchment paper with  cooking spray, and pour corn on top, it will be ready to eat in a few minutes!

**Very important – store in air tight container immediately (no really, that’s only if you are like me & the kids and will grab a handful every time you walk through the kitchen.

enJOY!

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