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.