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Two Peas and Their Pod: Caramel Corn Recipe

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Caramel Corn Recipe

I have had several requests for my caramel corn recipe so I thought I would share it today! I think caramel corn is the perfect fall snack. We used to make it every Halloween when I was a kiddie! It is great to munch on while watching scary movies:) So grab a big bowl, fill it with some homemade caramel corn, and turn on a scary flick. I will warn you though, this caramel corn is very maybe grab a small bowl if you don't want a stomach ache later:) Enjoy!!

Caramel Corn

(Print Recipe)

1 cup butter
1/2 cup corn syrup
4 quarts of air popped corn
2 cups brown sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla

Preheat oven to 250F.

Pop popcorn using your air popper! Spread popcorn out onto two large baking sheets. Make sure it is evenly spread between the two pans.

Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add in sugar, corn syrup and salt; stir until well combined. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon. Once the mixture comes to a rapid boil, let it boil for 5 minutes without stirring.

Gradually pour the caramel mixture over the popped corn, mixing well on the pans. You can do this in a bowl but why dirty more dishes? I do it right on the pans.

Bake in preheated oven for about 30 minutes, make sure you stir it often. Maybe every ten minutes or so. Remove from pan and break into pieces.

Store in an air-tight container if you have any left. It is addicting!!

You can jazz it up by drizzling it with white, dark, or milk chocolate. Sometimes I add in M and M’s or Milk Duds. For the holidays I throw in Craisins, almonds, and drizzle it with white chocolate. Get creative!!!



Blogger Mary Ann said...

This looks delicious! I have always wanted to make caramel corn at home but haven't been brave enough yet. Might have to give it a go with your recipe!

7:21 AM  
Blogger Barbara Bakes said...

Your picture of the caramel in the pot reminds me of the Caramel Corn store at the mall. It always smelled sooooooo good!

7:31 AM  
Blogger Suburban Monkey said...

Yummy! Have you ever tried the savory kind of pop corn? It's really good especially sprinkled with fresh herbs.

7:49 AM  
Blogger Stacey Snacks said...

I am not a candy person, but my LOVE is cracker jacks.
and those peanuts at the bottom are worth the whole box!!
I have never made homemade caramel corn. Yummy!

8:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I need to dig out the airpopper! This looks perfect for Halloween movies!

8:12 AM  
Blogger vanillasugarblog said...

dangerous dangerous! I would eat that whole bowl in no time!

8:17 AM  
Blogger Pam said...

I love caramel corn but have never made it. This will be a fun recipe to make with my kids.

8:25 AM  
Blogger Culinary Wannabe said...

I am so making this and adding m&m's - what a great idea!! I usually eat so much popcorn when we watch a movie that I don't eat dinner, so it all equals out, right? :)

8:25 AM  
Blogger Teanna DiMicco said...

That caramel corn looks great! And perfect for the fall! Love it!

8:34 AM  
Blogger LizNoVeggieGirl said...

OOOOOH, luscious!!

8:45 AM  
Blogger Cathy said...

Yum, yum, yum! I worry about this one, though, because I am the person who would keep eating the popcorn WELL past the point at which I should stop, and end up with a belly ache. And the small bowl trick won't help me -- I know the rest of it is in the kitchen. Maybe I'll throw a big Halloween movie night and invite lots of people over to help me eat this. It looks delcious!

8:47 AM  
Blogger Flourchild said...

I love a good carmel corn...thanks for the recipe!

8:52 AM  
Blogger Meg said...

Yum! I love caramel corn. It would work great in a trail mix too!

8:59 AM  
Blogger The Food Librarian said...

I so love caramel corn and have bookmarked this to try this fall! Yum...milk duds with!

9:10 AM  
Blogger Sharon said...

Oh, I have been known to OD on high sugar content foods. This looks so good & it wouldn't last if I enjoyed it during a movie!

10:08 AM  
Blogger Allie said...

What a tasty looking snack! That looks soo good.

10:30 AM  
Blogger Lisa magicsprinkles said...

Egads! I love caramel corn. I think I'll make this now for an after school treat. Thanks for the nudge!

10:35 AM  
Blogger NKP said...

I have always wondered how you made caramel corn! I gave away my air popper when I got one of those dome poppers though, oops.

11:12 AM  
Blogger Kirsten said...

Yum, that looks so good, and seems so easy. I will have to try!

11:50 AM  
Blogger Katherine Roberts Aucoin said...

Yum, yum, yum, your popcorn and a good chick flick and it's a night.

12:02 PM  
Blogger Veronica said...

I've always wanted to make caramel corn...I think it would be the perfect treat for Halloween.

12:15 PM  
Blogger The Blonde Duck said...

What a classic fall treat! Yum!

12:51 PM  
Blogger Live.Love.Eat said...

Wow, I kinda always thought this stuff made itself. Like, I didn't know a real person could make this. :)

Looks great!

1:19 PM  
Blogger Balance, Joy and Delicias! said...

thanks for visiting my blog!!
These caramel corn loos soooooooo yummy~~~~~~

2:28 PM  
Blogger Deborah said...

We used the same recipe, so I can vouch that this is delicious!!

2:37 PM  
Blogger Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

OMG, that's a fantastic treat! Yummy!



3:17 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Hi Maria, Thanks for visiting my site. Yours is great I will add yous to my favorite blogs I hope you will do the same.
Keep on Baking...DCRose

3:40 PM  
Blogger Mary Bergfeld said...

My husband loves caramel corn, so your recipe will get quick and repeated use. Thanks!

4:43 PM  
Blogger Natalie Que said...

We used to eat it so much as a kid too. My Grannie made it and she had one of those po-dunk accents and called it what sounded like 'Karmal Karn'. Very Halloweenish!

4:44 PM  
Blogger Lucy..♥ said...

Popcorn any which way, but caramel corn OMG it's my calling ;-)

6:15 PM  
Blogger Erica said...

Totally book marking this! I have never made caramel corn but what a great idea (especially for gifts!!)

6:22 PM  
Blogger Cakelaw said...

Yum! I have never tried to make caramel corn before, but now I have a recipe to try.

6:33 PM  
Blogger Deeba PAB said...

Fabulous...the nuns used to make this & sell it in the tuck shop at school. This looks great!!

7:11 PM  
Blogger Carla said...

I usually make chocolate popcorn, so next time I'll have to try your caramel version.

7:47 PM  
Blogger Jersey Girl Cooks said...

I could definitely eat a whole bowl of this.

7:54 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

This would be very dangerous for me. I would eat the whole bowl myself!


8:46 PM  
Blogger Vera said...

Yum, yum! Looks so delicious!

11:37 PM  
Blogger Emily said...

I love caramel corn. I think I prefer yours to mine. Mine was good, but a little powerful. I could only eat a couple of pieces before I went into a coma.

2:00 AM  
Blogger Adam said...

Good idea on grabbing the small bowl :) It always makes me feel like I'm eating more anyways when I go for refills.

Great Halloween snack Maria. I don't think a scary movie is complete without this :)

4:53 AM  
Blogger grace said...

confession: i can (and do) eat a bag of popcorn at one time.
confession: i could (but don't...yes) eat my body weight in caramel corn. :)

4:54 AM  
Blogger Jacque said...

mmm! There's nothing better than homemade caramel corn :)

5:17 AM  
Blogger Rosie said...

Fabulous caramel corn - my hubby would just love this!!

Rosie x

8:24 AM  
Blogger Pamela said...

Thanks for sharing! It looks so good. I LOVE caramel corn. Well, I love caramel ANYTHING. It would be great as a Christmas gift.

11:01 AM  
Blogger Maggie said...

My aunt used to make homemade caramel corn all the time but I haven't been able to replicate how I remember it tasting. I can't wait to give your recipe a try!

1:41 PM  
Blogger michelle said...

My first batch just got out of the oven, and the second batch, is in it! YUM. I love it. Thanks for sharing

2:26 PM  

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