Om Nom Nom: Homemade Caramel Popcorn

November 7, 2013


by Randy son of Robert, via Flickr Commons

by Randy son of Robert, via Flickr Commons

1/2 cup butter or margarine

1 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup corn syrup

dash of vanilla

pinch of salt

3/4 tsp baking soda


Melt butter in saucepan over medium heat. Add sugar and corn syrup, stir well. Add vanilla and salt, and continue stirring until mixture has boiled for about 4-5 minutes. Remove from heat, add baking soda, and stir vigorously (the caramel will get poofy and frothy). Pour over a double batch of popcorn and mix immediately.

If you stop at this point, the caramel will stay ooey-gooey. If you like it crunchy, bake it at 350F for about 20 minutes. Enjoy!

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