Popcorn is an item that I love to have in my house at all times! I can do so much with it and make it more delicious than it already is. We like to pop our own kernels in the microwave and not purchase those ready to pop bags. If you’re attending some Christmas parties this year, you may want to make a few batches of this caramel corn to take with you. It is an easy to make recipe that you can make in bulk to enjoy of have ready for gift giving. I can tell you that you should make enough for you to eat, you’re going to love it – it’s delicious! This would make a GREAT gift in adorable containers for those hosts this Christmas season.
Homemade Caramel Popcorn
11-12 C. popped popcorn
1 C. packed brown sugar
1/2 C. salted butter
1/4 C. corn syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract
#1. Preheat the oven to 250 degrees.
#2. Line 1-2 large baking sheets with parchment paper.
#3. In a medium size saucepan, melt the butter, brown sugar and corn syrup. Bring the mixture to a boil for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
#4. Remove the mixture from the heat and stir in the vanilla.
#5. Pour the caramel over the top of the popcorn in a large bowl and gently stir to coat all the pieces.
#4. Pour the pop corn out onto the baking sheets and evenly distribute it.
#5. Bake on 250 degrees for about 1 hour, gently stirring every 10-15 minutes.
#6. Remove the popcorn from the oven and let it cool. Break into pieces and store in an airtight container for snacking or gift giving.