Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Yummy Caramel Popcorn


Caramel Corn Ingredient List
2 Cups Brown Sugar
1/2 Cup Corn Syrup
1 Cup Margarine
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
10 Cups Popped Popcorn 

Line a roasting pan with foil and spray generously with Pam.

Pop your corn and throw it into the roasting pan.

Add first 3 ingredients together in a large microwave proof bowl.  Cook on high for 2 minutes.  Remove from microwave and stir.  Cook again for two minutes and remove from microwave and stir.  Do this again for one minute and remove from microwave.  The sugar should be nearly all dissolved. 

This is where the wattage of your microwave will be a factor.  I only have to do this (one minute step) two more times and my syrup is bubbly hot and the sugar is totally dissolved.  If yours isn't, place back in microwave and do this step in one minute increments so as not to burn your mixture.    Next step is to add baking soda and stir frantically.  I should foam up like the picture below.

 Quickly pour the mixture evenly over popcorn and then stir up the corn to ensure even coverage.  Bake in the oven at 250 degrees for about 1 hour
You can stir this mixture every 15 minutes to ensure even coverage, sometimes I get sidetracked and forget this step.  After heating in the oven for the stated time, remove and let cool.   Store uneaten popcorn in an airtight container so it doesn't absorb moisture.
 Hope you enjoy.