Monday, May 16, 2011

THE Best And Easiest Caramel Corn Evah!

This is a quick and easy treat!
You will make it over and over again
because
it is just that good!

You will need-
2 large bags popped corn
I always use
Orville Redenbachers because it always
pops and doens't leave a lot of unpopped
kernels. 
You can use whatever makes you happy..
or in this case..
whatever melts your butter...
You will need-
Butter
Corn syrup
Brown sugar
Salt
Vanilla
Baking Soda
Pop that corn!
Pour into a large microwavable bowl.
Set aside while  you make the
Magic Caramel Coating
Microwave on high
for 4 minutes-
Stir after every minute of mic time:
1 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup corn syrup
1/2 cup butter (not oleo)
1/2 tsp salt

After 4 minutes remove from microwave
and add:
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp baking soda
Add 1 cups nuts of choice-if desired.
(We use peanuts or almonds)

Pour this mixture over popped corn.
(I do this in two batches-I dump one
bag into the bowl and coat with
1/2 the syrup mix)
Then
 while the pigs are eating the
 first pan full of yummy caramel corn
not caring whether I get any-or not-
 I process the 2nd bag.
Dump 1/2 the sryup into the bowl
of popcorn (1 bag of it).
Stir until coated.
Microwave on high 1 minute. Stir
Microwave on high 1 more minute. Stir
Microwave on high 30 seconds.  Stir
Microwave on high 30 more seconds.  Stir

Dump onto a greased cookie sheet to cool.

Get yourself some taste testers.
Don't tell their Mama what they
had for an after school snack.
Tell THEM it is carrots.
Don't let them argue with you..
Tell them the carrots at THEIR
house might look different
but at Nana's house
CARROTS
look like popcorn.
Say a prayer to Jesus so that
you don't get whomped upside the
head when you least expect it.
Amen

So- Here's the recipe.
Pop 3/4 cup popcorn (or 2 large bags)

Microwave on high 4 minutes
(stir after every minute cook time)
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup corn syrup
1/2 cup butter
1/2 tsp salt
After the 4 minutes remove from
microwave and add:
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 cup nuts (if desired)

Pour above mixture over the popped corn.
Stir until coated.
Microwave 1 minute- Stir
Microwave 1 minute-Stir
Microwave 30 seconds- Stir
Microwave 30 seconds-Stir
Dump on greased cookie sheet to cool.
Eat and enjoy!

Like I said- I break it down by
doing one bag first and using half the
syrup mixture and then do the 2nd one.
Unless you have a HUGE bowl...
then you can do it all together.
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26 comments:

Anonymous said...

They are the most delicious carrots I've ever seen. And it looks like there's no shortage of willing testers!

x

The enchanted home said...

Oh boy that could be really dangerous for someone like me who has no willpower when the word caramel is involved. Looks and sounds mighty good!

Anonymous said...

this is the very same as our recipe,, except we are now taking your lead in adding all the extras,, yumm,, such good add ins,,smart very smart

Kathy said...

Adorable! Sounds marvelous! I thing these sweet children will keep your secret - yep, I saw carrots!
Kathy

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Yummy!

LDH said...

Oh yes! I can do this... I can eat carrots for breakfast, right?

WeeFaerie said...

I think I need to make... grow these carrots! This looks so good!

Jettie said...

I'm waiting for you to pass me the carrots, please. Is there any peas and what is for dessert?
Love ya sis

Tete said...

Thanks for the carrot recipe! Looks good- and I have found that if I don't eat cookie dough, sometimes there are no cookies left when I get done baking. They hover when a sheet comes out of the oven and you would not believe the chomping that goes on before I can load up another pan and get it in the oven. OMGosh!
Have a fun day! It's Monday!
Hugs- Tete

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

Oh my....that does look good! The life of a mom or grandma. We are always last and lucky if we get any of the good stuff! lol

Saving this recipe for sure!

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

yummy and I am laughing out loud too!

Sofies Haus said...

yummi!!!I LOVE popcorn:-), hughs Anja

Donna said...

Ok, I am coming right over for some carrots and celery, Diana:) I have that same exact recipe, though I cook the syrup on the stove, and bake the caramel corn in the oven. You are so right, it is THE best caramel corn ever!!!

Cynthia's Cottage Design said...

You are too cute!! and I'm putting this on my list to try for sure!! I got a good giggle out of that one! Thanks for sharing sweetie!!

Hugs, Cynthia

Julie Harward said...

LOL I agree...when at grandma's house, she can do whatever she wants! Looks like a great recipe too! ;D

Gypsy Heart said...

This is a perfect example of things you just don't tell your mother! :-)

xo
Pat

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Yummy! I always love a new recipe! Thank you! Mummms the word. Grandma's sure know how to spoil the sweetie pies!

Hugs,
Maryjane

Jane, Naples, Florida said...

Fabulous! I want to try some! Your taste testers are the cutest and the luckiest girls
around! Thank you for the recipe, my diet will
now be in shambles!

Jane
Flora Doora

Marydon said...

Oh, you & I are both having babies! How exciting for you, Diana ... do you know what you are having?

Now I can hardly wait to do this popcorn ... but carrots, nah! Our wee ones eat even kale, ugh! ... all veggies straight up! I am so proud of them.

But I am looking forward to getting home to have that popcorn ... ty for sharing!

Have a beautiful eve sweet friend ~
TTFN ~
Hugs,
Marydon

Pam said...

I didn't even know you could make caramel popcorn yourself. I will give this a try.

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Diana Sweetie...
Caramel corn, oh boy, for an insulin diabetic this could be very dangerous, but if I only make it when all the grands are here, they will eat it long before I have a chance to taste it.

Thank you so much for the wonderful share. Love the photo of the girls. They are SO darn cute. Priceless sweet friend.

Have a grand week. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

laura said...

That looks just way too yummy Diana!! Who taught you to cook? I wish I had more enthusiasm for cooking, but it does seem to get less and less the older I get !!!
Laura xx

Lindy said...

My Noah's gonna love your kind of carrots for sure! Bookmarking this recipe!

Bella said...

Hi Diana,
This is just what I have been looking for! Carrots are always perfect on a diet and them is some yummy looking carrots:-) Trouble maker!
I don't know what May flowers are... but i wish I did, they sound lovely, and we seem to have the same favorites:-)
Hugs,
Bella

Patty Patterson said...

It sounds delicious! Now, I just hope I can find the recipe when I feel like having caramel corn.

Janet said...

I will definitely try this recipe! Thanks for sharing!
Blessings,
Janet