Caramel Popcorn


  •     16 cups popcorn
  •     1 cup unsalted butter
  •     2 cups light brown sugar (packed)
  •     1/2 cup light corn syrup
  •     1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  •     1 teaspoon vanilla
  •     1 teaspoon salt


Step 1: Combine butter, sugar, corn syrup, and salt in a medium saucepan.

Step 2: Bring mixture to a boil and continue to boil for five minutes or until soft ball stage.

Step 3: Add soda and vanilla at the end of cooking.  Stir well until foamy. 

Step 4: Pour over popcorn.  Stir until coated. 

Step 5: Spread on shallow pan in thin layer.  May need three pans. Bake one hour at 250 degrees F.  Stir every fifteen minutes.

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