Carnival Style Caramel Corn

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Caramel Corn Recipe

Carnival Style Caramel Corn

Carnival Style Caramel Corn

If you have been to a carnival or walked on the boardwalk past the stands that make caramel corn, you know how unbelievably intoxicating that aroma can be.

Nothing tastes better than freshly made caramel corn — and if it is still warm from the oven, just forget about it!

Surprisingly, making your own caramel corn is simple. It only takes seven ingredients and you probably have all of them in your pantry already.

Our recipe does not include peanuts, but you could add a few spanish peanuts or redskin peanuts for that ballpark feel.

If you store your caramel corn in an airtight container, it will taste fresh and crunchy for several weeks.

Caramel corn is a delicous year-round treat for all ages. It goes well with cookies at Christmastime and with cake at birthday parties. It never lasts long, either!

Mixing Caramel Into The Popcorn For Our Caramel Corn Recipe

Mixing Caramel Into The Popcorn
For Our Caramel Corn Recipe

Caramel Corn
From the Kitchen of Judy Haftl Naujalis

  • 1 cup butter, plus extra for greasing pans
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • ½ cup dark corn syrup
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 6 quarts freshly popped corn, kept warm

Yield: about 5 quarts.

Pop the corn and keep it warm in a 300° oven.

Grease two baking sheets with butter.

Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the brown sugar, corn syrup, and salt. Bring to a boil while stirring constantly. Boil five more minutes without stirring. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the baking soda and vanilla.

This Caramel Corn Is Ready To Bake

This Caramel Corn Is Ready To Bake

Pour this caramel mixture over the popcorn and mix it well. Divide the mixture between the two greased baking sheets. Spread the caramel corn into a single layer across the baking sheets. Bake at 250° for one hour, stirring every 15 minutes.

Remove the caramel corn from the oven and allow it to cool. Break it apart and store it in an airtight food storage container.

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8 comments
Amy
Amy

wow!!this is great...thanks for sharing....

Miz Helen
Miz Helen

Popcorn is one of my favorite snacks, and this recipe would sure put it at the top of the list, it looks delicious! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Happy New Year to you and your family and Abundant Blessings in 2012! Miz Helen

Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust
Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust

Caramel corn rocks! This looks so good. Thanks for sharing on Crazy Sweet Tuesday and Happy New Year!

Vicky
Vicky

This looks so yummy! I would not have thought to bake it. Thanks for sharing. I am visiting from Hope Studios and have stumbled this post. Vicky from Mess For Less

carolinaheartstrings
carolinaheartstrings

This looks so delicious. A great snack for New Year's Eve. Thanks for sharing it. Come visit us. We have a terrific tortellini appetizer to share.

Winnie
Winnie

Such a great dessert - it looks yummy!:)

KB and Whitesnake
KB and Whitesnake

I loooovvvve popcorn. Thanks for sharing with Simply Delish.