seriously addciting and simple caramel corn!
When I saw this recipe I made a photo copy and tucked it away for the future. Chris and I have made this yummy caramel corn many times over the years he especially loves popcorn so this is right up his alley. I also love to make a big batch and surprise him with it!
This year the boys were old enough to get in on the fun. This recipe includes a pretty cool science experiment and is made entirely in the microwave. It takes about ten to fifteen minutes to whip up, no candy thermometer or anything fancy necessary. When you add the baking soda into the sugar mixture there is a fun reaction that had the boys ooing and ahhing!
It felt like the right thing to do to share it today - make this for your family and friends they will love it!
2 12oz bags of microwave popcorn or popcorn made on the stove top or in an air popper
1 stick of butter (I use vegan butter and it works great)
1 C brown sugar
1/4 C light corn syrup
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
Pop popcorn and set aside.
Put the butter, sugar, corn syrup and salt into a microwave safe bowl and heat in microwave until butter melts.
Put back in microwave for about 2 1/2 minutes
Add baking soda to mixture. Stir. Mixture will foam as soda reacts with the ingredients.
Put popped corn into a large brown paper bag (grocery size)
Pour hot mixture over the corn.
Close bag and shake well, evenly coating the popcorn with the caramel mixture.
Put bag back in microwave and heat an additional 1 1/2 minutes.
Allow to cool a bit. Then eat warm or spread in a cake pan to cool.