In the kitchen

Last-minute sweet

Written by Gretchen McKay on

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In the mood for making something sweet to snack on while watching your favorite Christmas movie with the kids tonight? This super-easy caramel corn is just the ticket. One bite, and you'll be hooked. 

Happy holidays from our house to yours! 

Amy's Easy Caramel Corn
  • 1/2 cup dark corn syrup
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 2 sticks butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 bags popped hulless popcorn (in the snack food section)
Preheat oven to 250 degrees.

Coat a large roasting pan with nonstick cooking spray and place both bags of popcorn in pan.

Bring corn syrup, brown sugar and butter to a boil over medium-high heat in a saucepan, and boil for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and add vanilla, salt and baking soda.

Pour caramel mixture over popcorn and stir. Place in oven and bake for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Cool and enjoy. Unbelievably yummy!

-- Amy Pusateri, Ross

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