Hungry for a sweet snack?
Homemade caramel corn is the perfect snack to have around the house during the holiday season. It definitely satisfies that sweet craving and is not too filling. A handful of these caramely crunchy bundles go a long way, but be careful because they are addicting, but really, what sweet snack isn’t? Just be prepared to eat a lot of this…
I made this for our work Christmas party and it was a hit – the bowl was nearly empty after the 2 hour party. Don’t you love that? When you make something and people eat it right up? That is truly my favorite part about cooking and baking – sharing it with colleagues, friends and family. Nothing makes me happier when the bowl is empty or there’s only one cookie left on the plate – the holidays are about sharing and INDULGING.
Caramel corn is also a great Christmas present – you can make a ton of it and wrap it up all cute like – I found this Christmas tin bucket at Target for $1.00! $1.00 people! I love the $1.00 section in the front of the store – you can find some great stuff during all of the different seasons/holidays – go check it out!
And a close up – isn’t is beautiful?
- 1 cup butter
- 1½ cups packed light brown sugar
- ½ cup dark brown sugar (if you don't have dark brown sugar, you can use light)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ cup light corn syrup
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 8 cups popped popcorn
- Preheat oven to 200 degrees.
- In a large pot over medium heat combine butter, brown sugar, corn syrup, vanilla and salt and boil for 5 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in baking soda - stir well. Caramel will bubble up. Pour over the pop corn. Stir to coat well. Bake in large roaster or pan for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Spread on waxed or parchment paper to dry.
Source: Stuck on Sweet, Slightly Adapted from: Paula Dean