World’s Best Caramel Popcorn {The Perfect New Year’s Party Food!}

December 30, 2012 AT 7:13 pm 14 Comments

 

 

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I just spent three wonderful days with my in-laws from Georgia!  We had a house full of loved ones, and it was awesome!

My sweet sister-in-law, Sarah, makes the most delicious caramel popcorn I’ve ever tasted!  It’s a special family recipe.  I asked her if she would make some while she was here, so I could share it with my readers.  She graciously said “yes.”  Smile

This caramel popcorn would make the best snack for any type of get together.  I am going to make some for New Year’s Eve.

Here are the ingredients:

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2 cups of brown sugar packed

6 quarts of popped popcorn {3 to 4 bags of microwave popcorn}

2 sticks of butter

1/2  cup of corn syrup

1 teaspoon of vanilla

1/2 teaspoon of baking soda

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Step 1:  Pop popcorn in the microwave and place in large casserole dishes.  Set aside.

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Step 2:  Melt two sticks of butter in a large pan on medium high heat.

{See my beautiful sister-in-love?}  Smile

 

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Step 3:  Add two cups of packed brown sugar to the melted butter and stir.

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Step 4:  Add 1/2 cup of corn syrup to the pan and stir.  {LOVE my new West Elm owl measuring cups from my Secret Santa, Melissa, from The Inspired Room!}

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Step 5:  Bring mixture to a boil on the stove top.  Boil, while stirring, for 5 minutes.

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Step 6:  Take off heat and add vanilla and baking soda.  Stir until it fluffs up.

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Step 7:  Pour mixture over popcorn.

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Step 8:  Toss popcorn to coat.

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Step 9:  Bake at 250 degrees for 1 hour, tossing with a fork every 15 minutes.

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Step 10:  Join Eli in starring at the popcorn goodness as it bakes.

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Step 11:  Remove from oven, let cool, and

 

Enjoy!

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Thank you, Sarah, for sharing this special family recipe with me!  I had fun cooking in the kitchen with you!  Smile

I am so glad I know this recipe, and I know I will be making it for my family for years to come.

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If you decide to try it, you will not be disappointed.

 

Happy New Year!!







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