RECIPE: Homemade Caramel Popcorn
Grandma Judy made this heavenly concoction for her Halloween Open House last night. I was amazed at how delicious this was, and how easy. She shared the recipe with me to post. This was ten times better than any store bought caramel corn I have ever had. She put it out in a bowl for guests to munch on all night. It is a great addition to any upcoming holiday parties.
Grandma Judy's Caramel Popcorn
1 stick butter
2 cups brown sugar
1/2 cup dark brown Karo syrup
2 bags Orville Smart Pop popcorn, popped (use a light, no butter popcorn. Butter or grease makes the sugar coating to stick to the popcorn)
In a small saucepan, melt the butter, brown sugar and syrup. Stir until syrupy and combined at a low simmer. In a large roasting pan, lay cooked popcorn on the bottom of the pan. Pour the sugar syrup evenly over the popcorn and mix. Bake the popcorn in a 225˚-250˚ oven for 20-25 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes. When popcorn is nicely toasted, spread hot popcorn on waxed paper in an even layer until cool. Break it up into bits and put in a bowl to serve.
Optional- You could buy a bag of popcorn as long as it has no coating on it, or pop your own. Also, you could add 1 cup of peanuts to the popcorn in the roasting pan before pouring the syrup over it.