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Classic Caramel Corn

A classic in the fall but delicious all year long.

Quick Facts

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Bake Time: 45 minutes
Yield: 4 quarts

Ingredients

  • 4 quarts popped popcorn
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup Karo® Light Corn Syrup
  • OR Karo® Dark Corn Syrup
  • 1/2 cup butter OR margarine
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon Spice Islands® Pure Vanilla Extract

Directions

  1. Spray large shallow roasting pan with cooking spray. Add popcorn and place in 250°F oven while preparing glaze.

    Combine brown sugar, corn syrup, butter and salt in a heavy 2-quart saucepan.

    Stirring constantly, bring to a boil over medium heat. Boil 5 minutes WITHOUT STIRRING. Remove from heat. Stir in baking soda and vanilla and mix well. (Mixture will foam) Pour syrup over warm popcorn mixture, stirring to coat well.

    Bake for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from oven and spread on foil that has been sprayed with cooking spray.

    Cool; break apart. Store in tightly covered container.

    Option: add 1 cup peanuts