Domestically Dunn

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Homemade Caramel Corn! October 5, 2009

Filed under: Recipes,Uncategorized — domesticallydunn @ 4:27 pm

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:

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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)

cooking spray

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.

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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:

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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!

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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.

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