Caramel Popcorn

Grace has recently become very interested in cooking. Of course, she is mainly interested in snacks and desserts, but you have to start somewhere. I am delighted and relieved that she is helping in the kitchen more and also very glad that there are nine of us to eat our lessons. This recipe is addictive. 

DSC_0033caramel popcorn

       Makes 5 1/2 qts.

6 qts. popped popcorn
2 C. brown sugar
1 C. butter
1/2 C. corn syrup or honey
1 tsp. salt
1 Tbs. vanilla
1/2 tsp. baking soda

Place popcorn in a large bowl and set aside. Give extras to your toddlers.

In a saucepan, combine brown sugar, butter, corn syrup and salt; bring to a boil over med. heat, stirring constantly. Boil for 5 min., stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat. Stir in vanilla and baking soda; mix well. 

Pour over popcorn and stir until well coated. Pour into 2 greased 13x9” baking pans. Bake, uncovered at 250° for 45 min., stirring every 15 min. Cool completely. 

Store in airtight containers or plastic bags.

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