Caramel Corn Recipe

This is a great recipe to make Caramel Corn. We couldn’t stop eating it! It was sweet, very crunchy and not sticky.

– Original recipe makes 4 quarts
– Mazola Pure® Cooking Spray
– 4 quarts popped popcorn
– 1 cup brown sugar
– 1/2 cup Karo® Light OR 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

Homemade Caramel Corn

– Heat the oven to 250°F and arrange a rack in the middle. Coat a large roasting pan with butter and place the popcorn in the pan; set aside.
– Place the brown sugar, butter, corn syrup, and salt in a medium heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium heat and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally with a rubber spatula until the sugar has dissolved, about 5 minutes. Continue to boil without stirring for 3 minutes.
– Remove from heat, add the vanilla and baking soda, and whisk until the caramel is light in color, foamy, and has doubled in volume, about 10 seconds.
– Immediately drizzle over the popcorn, stir with a rubber spatula until thoroughly coated, and spread into an even layer.

– Spray large shallow roasting pan with cooking spray. Add popcorn and place in preheated 250 degrees F oven while preparing caramel.
– Place brown sugar, corn syrup, butter and salt in a heavy 2-quart saucepan. Over medium heat, stirring occasionally with a rubber spatula for about 5 minutes, then bring to a boil.
– Boil 5 minutes without stirring. Remove from heat. Stir in baking soda and vanilla; mix well.
– Pour syrup over warm popcorn, stirring to coat evenly.
– Bake for 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes and scraping up any caramel from the bottom until they’re crunchy.
– Transfer the caramel to a foil that has been sprayed with cooking spray to cool completely. Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

How To Make Caramel Corn

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