Monday, January 2, 2012

Dawn's Divine Caramel Corn

A good friend, fellow teacher and yoga student of mine makes this absolutely delectable caramel corn.  It is soft and chewy, and you just can't stop eating it.  I hope you give it a try!

3 bags of microwave popcorn, popped
2/3 c. sugar
2/3 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. light corn syrup
2 sticks of butter, cubed
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

Put popcorn in a large bowl, taking care to remove all unpopped kernels. Spread out a large sheet of waxed paper or aluminum foil. Melt sugar, brown sugar and corn syrup together in a saucepan over med-high heat until just boiling. Add butter and bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Once it is boiling, continue to stir and boil for 3 mins. The butter will begin to incorporate as it boils. After 3 min. remove from heat and add vanilla and baking powder. Mixture will foam up.  Don't worry, this is normal. Pour caramel over popcorn, stirring to coat. Spread caramel corn onto waxed paper or foil to cool. Serves 8


  1. So I made this a few times and my kidos loved it. I decided to make it for them today as an after school treat BUT... ( are you ready for this ) I put chocolate chips and craisens in it. LOOOve IT! I hope there is some for them when they get home.

  2. Wow Carrie! That sounds sooo good! I'll have to try that next time. Did your kids get to try it?

  3. The caramel is delicious, but hardened very quickly and stuck to the wax paper. Did I do something wrong?

    1. You may have boiled too long....I use cookie sheets greased with a bit of butter instead
      Of wax or foil paper


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