This is an amazing recipe for caramel corn. It does not need corn syrup, but still as amazing! It’s buttery and caramelly. An easy to make caramel corn that has been an all-time favorite. My kids most requested treat, it’s great for movie nights and sleepovers. I stored many in an airtight container because the kids are always craving for it.
My kids always bring some in school and share it with their friends. Their friends love it, too! They even come to our house to ask for a bucket. A truly loved and desired treat by kids and adults alike.
7 quarts plain popped popcorn
2 cups of dry roasted peanuts (optional)
2 cups of brown sugar
1/2 cup of light corn syrup
1 teaspoon of salt
1 cup margarine
1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
How to make My Amish Friend’s Caramel Corn
Step 1: Into shallow greased baking pans, places the popped corn. You can opt to use roasting pans or jelly roll pans. Even disposable roasting pans. Stir in the peanuts and set aside.
Step 2: Meanwhile, prepare the oven. Preheat it to 250 degrees F or 120 degrees C.
Step 3: In a saucepan, combine the brown sugar, corn syrup, margarine, and salt. Boil over medium heat for 5 minutes while stirring constantly until blended.
Step 4: Remove from the heat and mix in the baking soda and vanilla. We are looking for a light and foamy mixture.
Step 5: Instantly pour the mixture over the popcorn and stir to coat. At this point, you don’t have to worry too much about coating the popcorn.
Step 6: Place in the preheated oven and bake for an hour. Make sure to remove from the oven and stir every 15 minutes.
Step 7: Line the countertop with waxed paper and dump the corn. Separate the pieces and allow to cool completely. Store in airtight containers or resealable bags.
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