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Food & Drink * Caramel Corn Recipe


Thanksgiving is coming up soon. Why not make some caramel corn to share with friends and family as a little gift of gratitude for them. It's also a tasty snack to eat fireside in the chilly Autumn weather.


Caramel Corn

  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup corn syrup
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp real vanilla
  • 6 quarts popped popcorn

Pop your popcorn and set aside. Melt butter in heavy bottom pot add sugar syrup and salt. Bring to a boil stirring constantly. Boil without stirring for 5 minutes on medium heat. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla then stir in baking soda. The mixture will foam up so be careful. Butter a large roaster or two cookie sheets. Mix caramel with popcorn until popcorn in coated with caramel mixture in pan. Place in middle of oven and bake at 250 degrees for 1 hour mixing every 15 minutes. Remove from oven and cool.

Sweet & Simple Tip:
Read your labels on corn syrup. I use the Karo brand corn syrup. It is the only brand I have found that is corn syrup rather than high fructose corn syrup.


post & photo by April A. founder & editor-in-chief