Here's a nibble that is simple, fun and delicious! You can make it with your family. This could be your pre-Family Night activity! Make some Caramel Corn and then all watch a movie together or have a game night, puzzle night. However, be careful dancing and eating caramel corn I wouldn't want anyone to choke!
popcorn popper. Do you have a large soup pot? That will work too. Pop yourself 18-20 cups of popcorn. I know this makes a big batch. Don't worry you'll eat it. Bag it up and give some to your neighbor.....they'll love you for it! Just make sure you don't give them any unpopped kernels, you wouldn't want to have them bust a tooth! (I've never tried the microwave popcorn in this recipe.)
Now for the good stuff, 2 sticks of butter (not margarine or oleo or Blue Bonnet please), 2 cups of brown sugar, 1/2 cup corn syrup (dark or light what ever you have on hand will work), 1/2 teaspoon salt. Cook this over medium heat, stirring occasionally until butter melts and caramel starts to boil.
Preheat oven to 250 degrees.
Let it get nice and bubbly...oooh can you smell it? Please tell me you like caramel....I DO! Chocolate has taken a backseat to caramel in my old age. I can't resist it!
Here it comes up to the edge. Keep stirring. Make sure all the baking soda is incorporated.
Pour over popcorn.
Gently fold popcorn into caramel.
Put in preheated oven. Set timer for 15 minutes.
Repeat this step two more times.
It is so Gol' Darn good when it's warm. BEWARE! I've given the addiction warning before but this is truly dangerous.
A few weeks ago when I threw my Cowgirl Dinner Party, I made this and packaged it up in little brown paper bags as lil' gifts for my gals. Sorry if you didn't get one....some of you left a lil early and I plum forgot to give you your gift. You can pinch the ladies who took two home!
18-20 cups popped popcorn (The old fashioned way, not microwave.)
2 cups Brown Sugar
1/2 cup Corn Syrup
2 sticks Butter
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1 teaspoon Baking Soda
One of my very first recipes posted was Gingerbread Caramel Corn, this is great to give for Christmas gifts!