Sunday, January 18, 2009

Carmel corn for your (cheap) sweet tooth

Anyone could make this. maybe you don't have corn syrup in your pantry. Well, go get some. you won't use it all for years, but buy it once, and make carmel corn, ok? ok.

here is a recipe to try:

4 cups freshly popped corn lightly salted
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1/2 cup corn syrup (light)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon baking soda!

Put popcorn in shallow large pan-read sheet pan. In heavy saucepan mix sugar, butter and corn syrup. Stir over medium heat until boiling. Continue boiling 5 min. without stirring. Remove from heat; add vanilla and baking soda. The mixture will grow (think Baking soda and soda!)Pour over popcorn; stir to coat well. Bake in preheated 250 degree oven for 1 hr., stirring several times. Cool, break apart and store in tightly covered container. (Cool on waxed paper so it won't stick to pan) Note; if desired 1 cup. peanuts may be added to popcorn BEFORE adding caramel sauce.


Blogger cate said...

1/2 teaspoon vanilla and 1/2 teaspoon baking... what? soda? powder? cocoa? :)

9:27 PM  
Blogger cate said...

Oh wait. I should've read the directions. Baking soda! Got it!

9:28 PM  
Blogger meggoo said...

o so good you figured it out! did you make the caramel corn?

8:37 PM  

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