Caramel Corn

Do you need a quick recipe for a few of those last-minute gifts?

Why not give one from your kitchen?!  Do you have about an hour and 15 minutes?  This recipe has always received rave reviews and many requests for the recipe.

Excuse the blurrs!  It was a busy day!

Caramel Corn

5-6 cups popped popcorn

2 cups dry roasted peanuts, pecans, slivered almonds, dried cranberries, etc. (optional)

2 cups light brown sugar

1/2 cup light corn syrup

1 teaspoon salt

1 cup butter

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon pure vanilla

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Preheat oven to 200°F.

Place the popped corn in a roaster. 

In a pan, add brown sugar, corn syrup, salt and butter.  Place on medium heat.  Bring to a boil.  Once it is at a boil, boil 5 minutes (do not stir).

Remove from heat and add baking soda and vanilla.  Stir.  Pour over popcorn.  Mix to coat popcorn well.  Place in the oven for 45 minutes.  Stir every 15 minutes.

Pour out onto sheets of wax paper.  Break apart large pieces.  Let cool completely.  Store in an airtight container.

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