Monday, April 20, 2009

microwave caramel popcorn

another childhood favorite of mine, caramel corn! i love this recipe, it has perfect flavor, great texture, and the proportions are just right. this is definitely a must for movie nights, and super easy to make!

1 c. brown sugar
1 stick butter
1/4 c. corn syrup
1/2 t. salt

1/2 t. baking soda

3 quarts plain popped corn
grocery store sized paper bag

put popped corn in paper bag. in a 2 quart dish, combine all ingredients but baking soda and popped corn. place dish in microwave then bring to a boil then cook for 2 minutes. remove from microwave and stir in baking soda. pour syrup over popped corn in the grocery bag. close the bag well and shake vigorously. put bag in microwave and cook for 1 1/2 minutes. pour cooked caramel corn onto lined cookie sheet and allow to cool.

(this is for fairly gooey caramel, if you want a crispier texture, cook the caramel longer before you add the soda and pour it onto the popped corn.)


Brooke said...

Caroline! This is your Barbie n' the Rockers buddie. :) I love your blog and all your scrumptious recipes. This popcorn looks delicious. I think I may have to make it today.

caroline said...

hey brooke, i'm glad you found my blog! definitely make this, it's so easy.

julia said...

i've eaten this too. it's so good for movie nights. or just tv. ok, pretty much any night is great for caramel corn.

Miggy said...

I have been meaning to ask you this recipe for months! I found a lame version on line and I was like "I need to get Care's recipe." So thank you.

EEEJ said...

ok can I tell you how much I love caramel corn....but I have never made it! Its avenue I have never ventured down and I really have no idea why other than maybe lack of experience. thanks so much for sharing this!! YUM! lets do a movie night soon!