Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Caramel Popcorn

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Caramel Popcorn
4-5 quarts of popped popcorn
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup light or dark corn syrup
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp baking soda

Put popcorn in a large brown paper bag.
Combine sugar, butter, syrup, and salt in 2 quart glass bowl. Microwave on high for 3-4 minutes, stirring after each minute until it comes to a boil. Microwave two more minutes. Stir in baking soda. Pour over popcorn in bag and microwave 1 more minute. Shake well. Microwave for another 1/2 minute.
Pour in pan. Separate. Let cool.

Boiling before adding baking powder.

This is what the caramel looks like once the baking powder is mixed in well.


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  1. mm yummy that looks really good :0)

  2. I used to make this all the time, but my problem is that you hardly ever find large brown paper bags anymore! Do you have a source?

  3. We request brown paper bags for our items at the grocery store. Most grocery stores do have brown paper bags, but they give you plastic unless you ask for paper.

    If you have a large microwave safe bowl, then you can use this instead of a brown paper bag. I used to do the caramel popcorn this way, but I no longer have my large plastic bowl. It got left in Alaska. :(

    Now if I don't have a brown paper bag, I put the popcorn in a large bowl. I then cook the caramel for an extra 30 seconds or minute before pouring it over the popcorn. I stir it up in the bowl to cover the popcorn well. It sometimes takes longer for the caramel to harden when done this way, but it does still work.

  4. This looks so yummy and I think it's even something I can handle in the kitchen!! I not much a cook!! Hee!!

  5. Mmmm....caramel corn. I used to love to make this- before Jada was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes!!:)
    Oh- I know all about stuff getting left in Alaska! :) Most of my stuff is sitting at a friend's house in North Pole! We lived in Fairbanks from Oct 06 to Oct 07. My husband is a restaurant manager and we moved up with a company before. We moved back b/c of cost of living issues (whew! it's expensive to live there!). When we were there, we led the recovery ministry at our church. God's call- however, has not left and we are leaving back to Fairbanks in 2 1/2 weeks!
    Jeff works for Chil's now and will be the GM of the one there. We hope to jump back into ministry with our church family there and eventually hope to plant a church.
    I love your blog Rachel! So encouraging!

  6. I love that stuff!
    Reminds me of summer in Alaska. :)

  7. Wow! This looks amazing! Thanks for stopping by with this great food post!


  8. Well, the popcorn looks yummy, but that pottery bowl is gorgeous!!
    Your mother's eye is always on the lookout for pretty purple pottery.
    Donna Word


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