My Year By Design

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The Most Amazing Caramel Corn

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This caramel corn is so crunchy and perfectly sweet. Warning: it will wreck your waistline if you eat it too often. I limit myself to making it no more than twice a year.

Reasons it is acceptable to make this caramel corn:

  1. I need a charity bake sale item that will raise lots of money,
  2. I need to impress at a pot luck,
  3. I’m making it as a gift for someone,
  4. I really, really, really want it,
  5. The world is ending and I have one hour of power remaining to cook food.

INGREDIENTS:

1 cup unpopped popcorn (about 2 of the 85g microwave bags)

1 cup butter

2 cups brown sugar

1/2 cup corn syrup

1 tsp salt

1 tsp vanilla

1/2 tsp baking soda

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INSTRUCTIONS:

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I am using a disposable tinfoil roasting pan. You can use your regular roasting pan but get ready to scrub it later on as this caramel is like glue.

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Preheat the oven to 250F. Grease the pan with butter.

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Pop the popcorn in an air popper or in the microwave. As you put it into the pan, sort the popcorn, removing any unpopped kernels.

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Melt the butter in a pot.

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Add the sugar, syrup and salt.

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Boil for 5 minutes, stirring constantly.

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Remove pot from the heat and stir in vanilla and baking powder.

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Pour the caramel over the popcorn and stir to combine.

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Bake for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Enjoy the smell of caramel drifting though your house. Resist the urge to grab a piece to sample as it is incredibly hot while baking.

Cool completely and break apart to serve.

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Watch your fingers as everyone else digs in! Enjoy.

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