Tuesday, March 15, 2011

mmmm… Home-made Caramel Popcorn.

What could get any better?

I’ve been craving my home-made yummy, scrumptious, delicious ADDICTING caramel popcorn for a good while now and have been waiting for the right opportunity to make it.
Well, I am in a bible study group through my church and we meet every Thursday.
{We are going through a Beth Moore study of Esther! Love it!}
Anyways, this past Thursday, we had our “fellowship” Koinonia night, where we meet and instead of going through the study, we talk, eat and have sweet fellowship.
We all had agreed on a potato bar and a few deserts. I had volunteered to bring a desert and that is how I was able to make the all-addicting Caramel Popcorn.
So I am going to give you the recipe, a little bit of a tutorial, along with a hand-ful of pics.
First you’ll need:
·         1 cup of popcorn kernels
·         1 cup butter (I like to use the unsalted)
·         2 cups brown sugar
·         ½ cup corn syrup
·         1 tsp salt
·         1 tsp vanilla extract
·         ½ tsp baking soda
·         A roasting pan

Preheat your oven to 250 degrees
Pop all of your popcorn in a popcorn maker-thingy. (I got mine at WalMart for like $10 – I think)

Pour all of your popped popcorn into a roasting pan. ( I like to use a spatula when mixing because it won’t break up the popcorn as easily as a spoon)

Next, it’s time to make the caramel! Mmmm.. my favorite part! Delicious-ness!
In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt your butter. Stir in brown sugar, corn syrup and salt. Bring to a boil stirring constantly.

Then, boil WITHOUT STIRRING for 4 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in baking soda and vanilla.
Pour in a thin stream over popcorn and mix/stir to coat the popcorn.

Once the caramel is evenly coated, bake every 15 minutes for 1 hour. Stirring and mixing it up every time.

That easy and super good!! Now go and make that caramel popcorn.

1 comment:

  1. Oh my!! This looks yummy!! I have two little girls...so much fun~ Enjoyed reading your blog...your daughter is adorable!