{Simple Homemade} Caramel Corn

April 02, 2013

Are you still recovering from your recent jelly-bean diet
Well..here is one more sweet for ya before your bounce back to reality.....



Are you still recovering from your recent jelly-bean diet? Well..here is one more sweet for ya before your bounce back to reality.....

Some crunchy, sweet, caramel corn. 

I was a bit surprised at how easy homemade caramel corn was to make.  A little bit too easy. You could easily sit down, watch a movie and eat the entire batch of this without blinking an eye.  It's so addicting and delicious..I kinda, sorta, did that.  I did have some help from my kids too. It didn't last long at all.
  
Our next batch..will include some peanuts, or maybe a few other treats, but, this by itself is a great treat to be had.


{Simple Homemade} Caramel Corn

by Table for Seven
Ingredients (approx 5 cups)
  • 1/2 cup uncooked popcorn (or) 5 cups popped popcorn
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 2 tsp molasses
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
Instructions
Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Spray/butter a rimmed baking sheet.
Make popcorn according to package directions.
In a saucepan, melt brown sugar, molasses,butter, corn syrup and salt. Bring to a simmer, stir often. When temperature reaches 250 degrees on a candy thermometer (about 5 minutes) it is ready. Remove from heat, whisk in vanilla and baking soda.
Pour mixture over popcorn. Coat completely. Spread popcorn evenly on prepared baking sheet.
Bake in oven for 1 hour. Stirring every 20 minutes. Let it cool before breaking up into pieces.
Store leftovers in a sealed container.




22 comments

  1. I'm not much of a plain popcorn fan but when you throw in caramel I suddenly can't stop eating it. Adding peanuts would make it like a Cracker Jack. Yum! :)

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    1. Thanks Anita! Peanuts are a definite for my next batch :)

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  2. OH yes, Anita is right. Almonds or peanuts and you are suddenly taking it towards Cracker Jack...only better. I will pin this. Stopping by from SemiHomemade.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and the pin Savannah! Enjoy :)

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  3. I love love love homemade caramel corn. It's the perfect side to jelly beans. ;)

    Thanks for linking up to What's Cookin' Wednesday!

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    1. Oh..jelly beans, they are finally finished around here, but, would go great with it :) Thanks for dropping by Karly :)

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    1. It's so soooo good Kayle! Thanks for visiting!

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  5. My goodness, this looks wonderful! I love caramel corn, especially while watching a good movie! Your recipe does look simple, and I like that it has both molasses and brown sugar in there. Yummy!
    Blessings,
    Leslie

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  6. Erin, I love caramel corn and haven't made any in forever! You photos have me drooling and craving and wanting it now! I'll be featuring you on my Facebook page today, thanks for sharing at Thursday's Treasures!

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    1. Woohoo! Thanks Joan! That's very sweet of you :)

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  7. Your recipe is awesome and thank you so much for sharing it at the table with Full Plate Thursday.
    Hope to see you again soon!
    Miz Helen

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    1. Thank you Miz Helen..have a good week!

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  8. I love caramel corn! It's so addicting so I try not to buy it that often. Last time I bought a bag of Poppycock, I ate almost the entire bag in one day! I love this homemade recipe. I could reduce the batch to make a smaller quantity so I don't get carried away with snacking on it. Pinned to my food board!

    Have a great rest of the day. :)

    Julie @ This Gal Cooks

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    1. Thank you Julie..that's a great idea! I ate way too much of this myself :)

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  9. I love caramel popcorn! Thank you so much for sharing at our ALL MY BLOGGY FRIENDS party, Erin :-)

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    1. Thanks for hosting and stopping by Linda!

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  10. I've been wanting to make caramel corn. Thanks for the recipe :) Thanks so much for sharing on Two Cup Tuesday at Pint Sized Baker. I've Pinned this!

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  11. I love caramel corn and this sounds so easy to make!

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    1. It's super easy! Thanks for stopping by..enjoy :)

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