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Caramel Corn

Posted by: on Dec 24, 2011 | No Comments

Popcorn is one of my favorite things on the planet. Whenever I walk past a movie theater and smell popcorn it is near impossible to fight the urge. Thankfully, Eric is always there to remind me of the calories, so to satisfy my craving I resort to making my spicy Caesar popcorn — what I also like to call ‘Jenny Craig popcorn’ since I add zero butter.

Luckily, tis the season to be jolly and if I am ever going to add more butter then Ina Garten or more sugar then Paula Deen it is during the Christmas holidays. This caramel popcorn recipe is fun and easy to make. I promise you cannot have just a handful of this popcorn! You can gift a bag of these sweet treats during the holidays and even add them to a homemade Christmas gift basket.

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Ingredients

1 cup butter
2 cups packed brown sugar
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1 tsp baking soda

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Preparation

Preheat oven to 200 degrees F. Over medium heat, combine first 4 ingredients and boil for 5 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in baking soda. Stir well. Pour over 8 quarts popped corn. Stir to coat. Bake in large roaster or pan for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Spread on parchment paper to dry.

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