Caramel Corn

I love caramel corn.  I became addicted to it when my BF’s mom made us up a batch years ago, and I haven’t stopped eating it since.  Thanks Pam, I owe those extra pounds all to you! Smile
Here’s what you need:

6 quarts of popped corn  (I fill my air popper twice…about two large bowls worth)
1 cup butter
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. soda
2 cups packed brown sugar
1/2 cup corn syrup
1 tsp vanilla


In heavy saucepan, melt butter.  Stir in sugar and salt; bring to a boil, stirring constantly.  Boil for about five minutes.  Remove from heat and stir in soda and vanilla.  (Keep stirring after this till you see it foam up and “grow”.)  Then gradually pour over popped corn.  (I pour it over the popcorn while the popcorn is IN the bowls.)  Mix it up to coat the popcorn.  Put the popcorn in two turkey roaster, or shallow baking pans that have been buttered.  Bake 1 hour in a 250 oven, stirring every 15 minutes.  Cool completely.  Break apart.


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  1. Yum! I made some bacon caramel corn a few months ago and it was sooo yummy but totally ridiculously deadly fattening that I lost the recipe on purpose.

  2. Oh- WE love caramel corn too...this looks like a great recipe. Enjoy...Calories don't count at Christmas, do they?>) Hugs-Diana

  3. This is the exact carmel corn that I make and it is truly wonderful. It is always a big hit with everyone. I sometimes throw in some peanuts for a family friend who really likes that.

  4. Umm...so I had a dream last night that I showed up at your house to sell an old computer and I didn't know it was your house and I recognized Patrick and you and told you I read your blog so you invited me in and we hung out for the whole day. So, I guess I seem like a totally psyco stalker now. But I swear I'm not!! It was the weirdest dream!

  5. It looks soo good. I want some for breakfast :) Have a wonderful Christmas with your family!! xo

  6. I bookmarked this page - thanks for sharing!!!

  7. I'll save this for gifts next year! Sounds delicious!

  8. I love caramel corn too! We only make it at Halloween-time. I don't know how that became our tradition but it is what it is. If I made it for Christmas the kids would say "Its not Haloween!" ha!

  9. You know what makes caramel corn even better? Try using those corn puff snack thingies, instead of popcorn. You get all the yumminess of popcorn without the annoying, hard, tooth-chipping kernals. I promise it is worth a try. Merry Christmas!

  10. Thank you for sharing so many of your wonderful holiday traditions with us. We made this last night and will definitely be adding it to our standard treats. YUM!!! Also, we loved the Christmas photo garland idea so much that we added that to our decorations! Merry Christmas!