Caramel Popcorn

Vi Shevkenek [nee Neufeld], from “Company’s Coming”

  • 1 c. unpopped corn kernels
  • 1 c. butter (Vi often uses hard Imperial margarine)
  • 2 c. packed brown sugar
  • ½ c. corn syrup
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • Whole almonds and/or pecans, toasted 5-6 mins at 350 (optional)

Pop corn in hot air popper and place in a large metal bowl with nuts if desired. (Make sure the bowl fits in your oven; if not, use roaster to bake.) In a heavy saucepan, melt the butter, sugar, and syrup. Heat and stir over medium heat until boiling. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and baking soda. Pour over popcorn. Bake at 250 for 1 hour, stirring every 12-15 mins. Cool thoroughly. Break apart and store in tin or ice cream buckets. Keep “cool” – not in fridge but can be frozen.


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