Wednesday, October 27, 2010

super soft caramel corn

I got this recipe from an old neighbor of mine.  It is hands down the best caramel corn recipe ever! 

It's soft,

it's buttery,

it's easy to make,

and it's melt it your mouth delicious (not like those hard, sticky caramel corns you buy at the store that pull out all your fillings.)

If you have an extra 20 minutes or so today, you really should make some and try it!

Super Soft Caramel Corn:

2 cups brown sugar
1 cup Karo/corn syrup
1 cup butter
1-14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
4 bags butter flavor microwave popcorn

1.  Pop your popcorn and then sift it to get out all the unpopped kernels (don't want to break any teeth!)  Place your popcorn in a large bowl.  Make sure you will have enough room to stir.*

*My largest bowl will only hold two bags of popcorn with room to stir, so I usually cut the recipe in half and do two batches in a fairly short time so that I don't waste 1/2 a can of sweetened condensed milk.

2.  In a medium sized pot, melt butter over medium heat.

3.  Add brown sugar and Karo syrup.  Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly.  Boil for 45 seconds.

4.  Remove from heat and add sweetened condensed milk.  Stir until mixed in, and then return to heat.

5.  Return mixture to a boil, and then remove from heat.

6.  Pour over popcorn.  Stir popcorn until evenly coated.

7.  Allow to cool.

8.  Store whatever you're not going to eat an airtight container so that it stays soft & delicious!!

1 comment:

Liz Taylor said...

Excellent! I haven't been able to find a soft caramel popcorn recipe. This one is very good. Thank you so much!