This is a fantastic last minute recipe for incredible caramel popcorn. It is best the day you make it but is also fantastic the next day, and the next, and the next...if it lasts that long! I got the recipe from my sister-in-law, but I don't know where it originated. Regardless, it is great!
Pop 1/2-3/4 cup unpopped kernals of popping corn. You can pop it on the stove, in an air popper, or however you like to pop your corn. This will yield 12-18 cups of popped corn.
- 2 cups brown sugar
- 1 cup butter (2 sticks)
- 1/2 cup light corn syrup
- 1/2 tsp salt
Combine the above ingredients in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and add:
- 1 tsp baking soda
Stir well until it fizzes and starts to expand. Pour over popped corn and stir well to coat.
Pour popcorn into a large brown paper bag (grocery bag). Microwave bag on high for 1 1/2 minutes. Remove from microwave and shake the bag. Careful, it will be hot!! Place the bag back in the microwave and cook another 1 1/2 minutes. Remove again, shake, and either spread out onto a baking tray to cool or let sit in the bag for 15 minutes or until cool enough to eat. Serve and enjoy!