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Caramel Corn


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 Recipe Information  
Category: Snacks
Recipe Entered By: Karen in Ohio
Recipe Created By: Karen Farr

 
 
 Ingredients  
1-1/2  cups  unpopped popcorn, popped
1/2  cup  margarine or butter
1  cup  brown sugar
1/2  tsp  salt
1  tsp  molasses
1/2  cup  light corn syrup
1/2  tsp  baking soda

 
 
 Instructions  
Pop the popcorn and divide into 2 or 3 large bowls. Set aside.

Combine margarine or butter, brown sugar, molasses and salt into a saucepan. Bring to a boil and boil for 5 full minutes. Don't worry if you are using K-P margarine and the oil separates. It will turn out fine.

After boiling 5 minutes, remove from heat and immediately sprinkle in 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda. The mixture will bubble up and the oil will incorporate into the sugar.

Pour sugar mixture over popped corn and working quickly, stir around the corn with two wooden spoons. Mixture will be very hot. It will not cover all pieces, but that's okay. Once cool, break apart larger pieces.

Store in an airtight container. Makes about a gallon.

 
 
 Comments  
Copyright Karen Farr 2009

Tastes like Cracker Jack without the peanuts!

This is really hot, do not use your hands!

 
 
 Substitutions  
Can be dairy and/or soy free by using appropriate margarine.

 
 
 This recipe is free of:
 Milk  Peanut  Egg  Soy  Tree nut  Corn
 Gluten  Wheat  Fish  Shellfish  Sesame  
 Other

 
 
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