Yummy Caramel Corn – It’s Easy To Make Too!

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This is healthier and so easy to make!

Here is what you’ll need!

  • 2 sticks butter
  • 1 cup maple syrup
  • ¾ c. Sucanat (could use brown sugar)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2-3 batches of air popped popcorn*

Now that you have everything you need, here is the easy to make it:

  1. Put butter, syrup and Sucanat and salt in pan.  Bring to boil, stir to dissolve and then let boil for 3-4 minutes (I usually do 3 ½ minutes).
  2. Remove from heat, stir in soda and then vanilla.
  3. Have a nice clean sink.  Place popped popcorn in the sink (fill drain with stopper and some foil or wax paper to keep syrup from seeping down and being wasted)
  4. Carefully pour hot syrup over the popcorn, stirring as you go.  Cover all kernels (this is where you get to decide if you want heavily covered popcorn or less covered)
  5.  Put ½ of popcorn on an oiled jelly-roll pan.  Repeat. Bake at 300 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.*
  6. Cool, break apart and put into bags or tins.

Notes:  I bake both sheets and rotate top to bottom half way through for even browning.  White kernels do better than yellow kernels.  You can purchase 2 1/3  7 ounce bags of bagged popcorn at the store instead of popping your own.

Making the popcorn in the sink makes for very easy cleanup!

I would not double this recipe as the syrup does bubble up.   When you make it, share with us how you liked your Caramel Corn!

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