Sunday, November 16, 2008

Buttery Caramel Corn Microwave style

Fall is a time for some favorite comfort foods.

I've always loved old fashioned caramel corn but it is sure a headache to make and clean up. I found this recipe many years ago when I was taking a microwave class.

16 cups popped pop corn. Place in a large brown paper bag after popping.
In a 4 cup Pyrex measuring cup combine:
1 C brown sugar
1 stick butter
1/4 c corn syrup
1/2 tsp. salt
Microwave for 2 minutes on full power and stir well.
Microwave for 3 more minutes, stirring after each minute. Watch carefully so that it does not bubble over.

Add and stir until frothy
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. vanilla

Pour over popcorn in the paper bag and shake well.
Microwave on high 1 minute and shake
Microwave on high 1 minute and shake
Microwave on high 30 seconds and shake
Microwave on high 30 seconds and shake

Pour onto a aluminum foil lined large baking pan and let cool. Break up and enjoy.
Store in an airtight container.

I like to add some almonds to mine.

1 comment:

Ginger's Garden said...

Sounds yummy! Thank you for sharing.
Irena
Soap Artisan
http://www.gingersgarden.com