Christmas Caramel Corn

“This is my favorite gift to give during the holidays. (When I give it away in holiday tins the tins keep coming back for refills =) This makes a large batch...enough to fill 5-6 one-gallon storage bags.”
READY IN:
1hr 40mins
SERVES:
40
YIELD:
5 gallons of caramel corn
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Pop corn and place in large shallow baking pans.
  2. (I use an air popper) Preheat oven to 225- 250 F In a large pot, melt butter and stir in brown sugar.
  3. (pot must be large enough for that when the mixture boils it has room to double when you add the baking soda) Add salt and syrup and over medium heat stir until the mixture come to a rolling boil.
  4. Boil five minutes without stirring.
  5. Add vanilla and baking soda.
  6. Stir with a long handled wooden spoon until mixture doubles and the soda is evenly distributed Remove from heat and immediately pour over popcorn distributing caramel mixture evenly.
  7. Stir and bake for 45 minutes stirring every 15 minutes.
  8. Remove from oven and immediately turn corn out on a clean work surface Cool and break up.
  9. Add mixed nuts and package in air-tight containers.

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