Homemade Caramel Corn
Every Christmas I make caramel corn to give to family and friends. It’s really easy to make. This is a not so healthy version. But heck it’s Christmas!
6 Quarts popped popcorn
2 Cups dry roasted peanuts (optional)
1 Cup butter
2 Cups brown sugar
1/2 Cup corn syrup
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla
Preheat oven to 250 degrees F
Place cooked popcorn and nuts in a bowl large enough so you will be able to mix it. I use a large disposable aluminum pan (which I wash and reuse). After it’s mixed you can put it right into the oven. One less dish to wash.
Melt butter in a saucepan. Stir in the brown sugar, corn syrup, and salt. Bring to a boil. Stir constantly until it boils. Let it slow boil 4 minutes without stirring.
Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla and baking soda. Pour slowly over the popcorn. Stirring to mix well.
Spread a thin layer in shallow baking pan(s) you may need two depending on the size.
Bake for 1 hour. Stirring every 15 minutes. Let it completely cool then break it up into pieces.
After you taste this you may not want to give any away. Enjoy!
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