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Caramel Corn

Caramel Corn is an easy treat that your whole family will love! Made with simple ingredients, this recipe is a winner!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 10 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy snack, popcorn recipe, sweet popcorn
Servings: 14 cups
Author: Lisa Longley

Ingredients

  • 14 cups popped popcorn
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 250 degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Pour the popped popcorn onto the baking sheet, picking out any unpopped kernals. Set aside.
  • Combine the brown sugar, corn syrup, butter and salt in a heavy bottomed pan. Bring to a boil and then boil for 5 minutes without stirring. Remove from the heat and mix in the baking soda and vanilla, stirring well.
  • Pour over the popcorn. Bake for 1 hour, mixing three times during baking.
  • Remove from the oven, mixing one more time. Allow to cool completely.
  • Break up and store in an airtight container.