Caramel popcorn is a real treat, and best of all you can make caramel popcorn at home. It is easy to do.
Growing up I have fond memories of this recipe. This is my Mom’s recipe for caramel corn. Typically she made it for the holidays and then packed it into tins and gave it away. This was one of the many treats she would make during the holidays. Homemade Caramel popcorn is buttery much more so than your average boxed variety.
This is a tried and true recipe that I hope you enjoy.
- 3 quarts freshly popped popcorn
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup light corn syrup
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- Combine popcorn and pecans in a lightly greased jellyroll pan; mix well and set aside. Melt butter over low heat in a medium saucepan. Add brown sugar, corn syrup, and salt; bring to boil, and boil 5 minutes without stirring. Remove from heat, stir in baking soda and vanilla. Pour syrup over popcorn mixture stirring until popcorn is evenly coated. Bake at 300 degrees for 30 minutes, stirring after 15 minutes. Cool completely and break into small pieces. Yield: 12 servings