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Crispy Caramel Corn

Crispy Caramel Corn

Southern Living APRIL 2004

  • Yield: Makes 4 quarts

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 (3-ounce) packages microwave popcorn, popped (16 cups)
  • 1 cup mixed nuts (optional)

Preparation

Stir together first 5 ingredients in a saucepan; bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Remove mixture from heat, and stir in soda.

Place half of popcorn and, if desired, nuts in each of 2 lightly greased shallow roasting pans. Pour sugar mixture evenly over popcorn; stir well with a lightly greased spatula.

Bake at 250° for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Spread on wax paper to cool, breaking apart large clumps as mixture cools. Store in airtight containers.

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