Recipe by Terri McCarrell
"This Caramel Corn is great for Monday night football. The assortment of nuts makes it deluxe Caramel Corn. It takes a bit of time, but is more than worth it."
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2 1/2 cups
packed brown sugar
light corn syrup
This is a great recipe, but after reading some of the comments about the mess, etc., I have to comment. Having the right tools makes all the difference. I use a large rectangular roasting pan with high (about 4") sides to do the mixing and a large heavy plastic or wooden spoon. I got my roaster at Goodwill, the kind that used to come with a new kitchen range. Just keep turning the whole glob of popcorn and syrup slowly and it will end up evenly coated. I leave it in the roaster, putting about half of it on a cookie sheet or another roaster (mine has a lid that works well) and put on two racks in the oven. A large plastic dish pan also works well to mix in--just buy a new dish pan and dedicate for this use.
I made this with Splenda brown sugar. It was AWFUL!
A lot of work, a lot of mess, but really good. The ony thing I do differently is to stir constantly during the 5 minute boiling period. No way it can boil without scorching for 5 minutes and get to the right temp. Just bring to a boil that won't stir down and keep it there for 5 minutes, stirring constantly.
If you don't have room in your kitchen for many pans, cooking, cooling and whatnot -- then don't make this, but if you do, it's well worth the mess. My kids love it, my husband was thrilled and I found a keeper:)
I have been making this recipe for years and I have to tell you it is the best caramel corn you will eat. Sure it's a bit of work and a bit messy but you'll be glad you took the time. So will friends and family..If you clean your pans while they are still warm washing them up is easier.. Using a popcorn popper takes less time...Sometimes I have only added peanuts. I also use pecan halves rather then pieces.. This last Christmas my husband and I made over 60 little gift bags for his men at his job. He was the big man on campus for a while but never revealed that he had helped make it..He gave all the credit to me....I know you'll enjoy this...go for it..
I gave out the caramel corn as christmas gifts and everyone could not stop eating it...plus they all wanted the recipe! This is how I made it: I used 1 1/2 recipes and used 2 bags of Newmans own Natural microwave popcorn. I also used 2 shallow baking pans and cooked it for just over an hour. FABULOUS! I've made it 3 times in the last 2 weeks. I think I'm addicted!
Delicious! I ran a little short of Karo so added a little Molasses to make up a half cup. If anything, it added to the flavor. Taking a batch to the grandkids this week!
I used a hot air popper and found I only needed about 1 1/2 cups of popcorn. Flavour is very good.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Caramel Corn I
Serving Size: 1/25 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 25
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 180
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