Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Ooey Gooey Caramel Corn

This is my mom's recipe and it is a huge hit at parties. She always served it at Halloween, Christmas Eve, and New Years. It makes a ton so make sure you have plenty of people around to enjoy it, and lots of napkins & washcloths!

Prep: 30 minutes
Yield: about 20 servings

20 cups popped popcorn (about 4 bags of microwave popcorn)
1 lb brown sugar
2 cups corn syrup
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup butter

In a large pot mix together brown sugar & corn syrup. Bring to a boil on medium heat and boil until sugar is dissolved. Add sweetened condensed milk & butter, return to a boil and cook to a soft ball stage. (275 F on a candy thermometer). Pour caramel over popcorn, and mix well. Shape into balls if desired.

How Kids Can Help:
Kids can help sort out the old maid kernels from the popcorn while you cook the caramel.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Awesome! Awesome! Awesome! I literally just made this recipe and it is by far the best Caramel Popcorn recipe I've ever made!! It is sooooo perfect! Perfect, EASY, Delicious, Oh and did I say Easy, and Perfect? A must have in everyone's recipe box.

Just one thing, I put my popcorn in the fridge for 10 minutes to get hard because it starts off a little mushy. However if you put the popcorn in the refrigerator for a few - it will be crunchy, and better than any Fiddle Faddle you've ever bought! Thanks to whoever posted this.

-A Happy Auntie