Recipe by Karo®
"Sweet and crunchy, this caramel corn is easy to make and tastes better than the county fair's."
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Mazola Pure® Cooking Spray
Karo® Light OR Dark Corn Syrup
butter OR margarine
Spice Islands® Pure Vanilla Extract
Do not make this caramel corn unless you plan to give it away, have rock solid will power, or the metabolism of a four year old. It is highly addictive. This past weekend I made it twice, once for a birthday gift and once because we were all sad to see it leave the house. I used dark corn syrup and followed the recipe exactly. To pop the popcorn, I put the kernels in a brown paper bag, folded the top over twice, and microwaved for 2-3 minutes. No oil needed. Repeat until you have 4 quarts. The only tip I'd suggest that isn't in the recipe already is to also spray the spoon or spatula you use to stir the corn with cooking spray. The pots and pans clean up easily after a soak in hot soapy water. Then you can relax and attempt to avoid eating the entire batch of caramel corn all at once.
This was okay, but tasted more like popcorn balls than the caramel corn I remembered as a child. The recipe that turned out the way I like (more caramel-like) is the one called "My Amish Friend's Caramel Corn" also on this website. It is a 5 star, if not more, recipe.
Oh my, this was the best! I took the advice of others and sprayed a roasting pan, left the popcorn in the oven while the sauce was preparing. I also sprayed my spatula so nothing would stick. Drizzled it and stirred it. Helped to have someone mixing the popcorn around as I was drizzling it. Cooked it 45 min and stirred it every 10 min. Laid it out on parchment paper and it was delicious. Gone! Very easy, just time consuming because of the stirring but so easy for anyone to make and look like a pro! I am going to try adding peanuts and drizzle chocolate next time.
Delicious corn. I used to make Amish Caramel Corn from this site, until I ran out of light corn syrup. This recipe used dark corn syrup so I tried it out, and it was great. I popped a generous 1/3 cup corn, and it was great. The liquid foams a bit in the oven, which really helps with coating the popcorn. Also, dark corn syrup doesn't have the high fructose syrup light corn syrup has.
I am a beginner and have never made caramel corn, but this is definitely the recipe to learn! I took this to an office party after making it only once and I got rave reviews! Great recipe!
This was very good. We couldn't stop eating it! I did as the directions stated. However, I used butter flavored microwave popcorn. It took 2 bags to make 4 quarts. It was very rich.. I think because of the extra butter coating on the popcorn. We didn't mind at all! I also stirred every 10 min. while it was cooking in the oven. It came out very crunchy and not sticky.
This has a higher proportion of corn syrup than most. I think that made it take a few minutes longer to cook up crispy. This was good, but I think ones with less syrup versus brown sugar are more flavorful.
Delicious! I used my air popper, so baking the corn to get all the moisture out before pouring on the carmel was key. I had some carmel left over so we put it on apples too. We used light Kara syrup (like it makes a difference!) but it still came out great.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Classic Caramel Corn
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 395
** Calories from Fat: 189
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