With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Old Fashioned Caramel Corn

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Old Fashioned Caramel Corn

Guess what I'm munching on right now?
I'll give you a hint... its sweet, crunchy, buttery and addictive!
Want to make a batch yourself?
I saw some great recipes on AllRecipes.com , Just a Pinch and The Fresh Plate.  They are all very similar and mainly just change the quantity of popcorn.

Package it up quickly before you're in trouble ;)

Old Fashioned Caramel Corn


2 cups brown sugar
1 cup butter
1/2 cup corn syrup (light or dark)
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
5 quarts popped corn
2 cups peanuts (optional)

Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F

Place the popped popcorn into a large roasting pan, My pan has a non-stick finish but if yours doesn't, you might want to spray or grease it.  Add the peanuts to the popped corn if using. Place in preheated oven to keep warm.

In a saucepan, combine the brown sugar, butter, syrup and salt; bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring enough to blend. Boil for 5 minutes while stirring frequently.

Remove from the heat, and stir in the baking soda. The mixture will be light and foamy. Immediately pour over the popcorn in the pans, and stir to coat.

Bake for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Allow to cool completely, breaking any large clumps. Store in airtight containers or resealable bags.


Just a little something from Judy said...

Guess what I wish I had sitting in front of me, with my morning coffee? You do that to me, in that you share all your amazingly good looking recipes, and I just have to sit and look at the pictures of them, and dream. Thanks my friend for this recipe. I know I will use it. By the way, thanks to your last post, I found myself humming "This World Is Not My Home" the last few days. Thanks for that too.

Happy Thursday!

Debby Ray said...

Looks so good I can almost taste it! Thanks for the recipe! And speaking of recipes, I made your apple dip last week...SO YUMMY!!

Lorrie said...

Oh YUM! I love caramel corn. And it loves me and sticks around way too long. It's hard to be moderate with caramel corn.

Michelle Muse said...

Oh yum! looks soo good!

Ann said...

I used to make caramel corn ages ago. It's probably been 20 years since I made it last. It sure was good though and yours looks yummy. Love the way you packaged it too

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW looks so yummy...I must try these..didnt know we could make the caramel variety at home!!
Came to your blog to see your cards but glad you shared such a yummy recipe
Dr Sonia
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Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Total Yum! I haven't made true caramel popcorn in more years than I can count! Cute bags too:@)

Cheryl said...

Oh my goodness. This looks delicious!! Maybe I can make it when my grandchildren are here to eat the lion's share...

Kristina said...

As soon as our homegrown popcorn is dried and ready to pop, I'll have to make this for a treat. Yum.

Debbie Huffaker said...

Oh , I would love to be a trick-or-treater at your house! Yummy!

Dayle said...

Perfection in a bag.

Janice Pattie said...

It looks great Lorraine, homemade is always best.

Janice Pattie said...

It looks great Lorraine, homemade is always best.

corners of my life said...

Anything that begins with " old fashioned" has to be good.

luciana campos said...

ola ! meu nome e Luciana e moro no brazil, gostaria de saber se voce tem uma receita daquelas pipocas mexicanas que sao encontradas nas feiras livres ai nos Estados Unidos?


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