My aunt visited last weekend and she clued me in on a very yummy and unhealthy snack: Homemade Caramel Corn!
OH MY GOODNESS!
I didn’t realize it was this good, or this easy! My mother-in-law has made it for us many times, and I thought it was one of those things that took hours and years of experience to perfect!
Umm, No. Try 15 minutes and a microwave. Seriously.
Here is the recipe:
Homemade Caramel Corn
2 bags microwaveable popcorn popped (any flavor will do)
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
1/4 cup Karo
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup peanuts (optional)
Preheat oven to 375. Pop the popcorn and set aside. In microwavable bowl, combine the brown sugar, butter, Karo, and salt. Microwave for 1 minute. Stir. Microwave for another minute. Stir in baking soda. Put popcorn and peanuts in large bowl and drizzle caramel over top. Mix gently with a spoon until all pieces are well coated.
You could stop right there and eat if you want. However my mom suggested we bake it for a few minutes to harden up the caramel. We did and it turned out perfect! So here are the rest of the directions:
Spray non-stick cookie sheet with cooking spray. Spread popcorn in a thin layer on cookie sheet (may need two). Bake for around 5 minutes-DO NOT LET BURN! Remove from oven, and gently run a spatula under popcorn to loosen from cookie sheet. Let cool and enjoy immensely!
I might have made this three times in a week and a half…. I can’t quite remember 😉 It really is that ridiculous!
If you have a popcorn popper, that would be even better to use than microwave popcorn. The unpopped kernels are not fun to bite down on.