Baked Caramel Corn Recipe

My mother makes this every year during the holidays and it's highly addicting. I had her write the recipe down and I'm putting on here verbatim. If you have any questions let me know!

Total Time:  1 hour Active Time:  20 mins. Number Serves:  1-20 depending on who gets it first! Equipment:  Roasting Pan (like you'd do a turkey in or foil equivalent.)

Ingredients:

1 cup margarine
2 cups brown sugar
1/2 cup white karo syrup
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. vanilla
6 qts. popped popcorn (the real stuff, old school, NOT microwave)

Procedures:

Preheat oven to 250 degrees

Pop popcorn and measure 26 cups into the roaster pan (make sure there's no seeds!)

In a pot,Melt butter, stir in brown sugar, karo syrup and salt. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly.

Reduce heat and let simmer for 5 mins. without stirring.

Remove from heat, add soda and vanilla, stir in well.

Pour over popped corn and mix well.

Put in 250 degree oven for 1 hour, stirring with a wooden spoon once every 15 mins.

After 1 hr., remove and turn out popcorn on wax paper and spread out. Let cool, store in airtight containers.

 

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