Thursday, October 28, 2010

Caramel Corn

I have fond memories of going to Newport Beach every summer and spending time with my hubby's family. It's been a tradition for over 13 years now. Everyone that comes up has their specialities, as far as food goes. Between Vicky's waffles, Sandra's tamales or Donna's Chinese Salad, it's really hard to pick a favorite. But there is one thing I look forward to every year and that's this tasty treat...Caramel Corn! Aunt Vicky has been making this and bringing it up for years. I just found out yesterday it was actually Aunt Sandra's recipe originally. Who's ever it is, I heart them forever for sharing this recipe with me.

Caramel Corn
2 sticks butter
1/2 cup Dark Karo Syrup
2 cups Brown Sugar
2 cups of Popcorn Kernels
1 tsp baking soda
Dash of Cream of Tarter

Preheat oven to 200 degrees. Pop 2 cups of popcorn, set aside. I use this bad boy. My mother in law got it for us and we LOVE it! Makes perfect popcorn every time.

In heavy saucepan, melt butter, syrup, and brown sugar. Bring to a boil and then let boil for one minute (very important), stirring constantly to caramelize. Remove from heat. Add baking soda and Cream of Tarter. Place popcorn in a new garbage/trash bag. Pour in mixture and mix around so popcorn becomes coated. Pour on cookies sheets and bake at 200 degrees for one hour. Let cool. Enjoy!

I used 3 large cookie sheets but I really could have used 4. It makes that much!

I think I might add cashews next time I make it...YUM YUM!


Design Wine and Dine said...

What a great recipe for this weekend! A good Halloween movie and bowls of this-YUM!

I love the cashew idea, would think many nuts would be awesome!

Thanks for sharing!

Krystal said...

oh yum! I think this will be the perfect neighbor gift this Christmas season.

Thanks so posting!

-Krystal @

Rebecca Jean said...

This is the second post for caramel corn I have seen this week! I think the universe is trying to tell me something.

Rebecca, Make caramel corn.

Okay, you twisted my arm.

♥ Rebecca Jean
Midnight Maniac

The Inexperienced Foodie said...

that looks really yummy i happen to be making caramel today

Karen said...

I am absolutely crazy for caramel corn. I can't stop once I start!!
Yours looks yummy, and I like the idea of adding cashews. That would be a fun twist.

Anonymous said...

You just reminded me of my popcorn... thanks!! You'll have to come see ;) Did you guys ever enter in my CSN giveway contest? Today is the last day...