Dan brought home this highly addictive caramel corn from work the other day. One of his co-workers gave it to him and I asked for the recipe so that I could post it here. The version she gave Dan had candy corn and M&M's in it, although the recipe does not include them.
Boo Caramel Corn
1 bag Hulless Popcorn***
1 Stick unsalted butter
1 Cup packed brown sugar
½ tsp salt
¼ Cup light Karo syrup
¼ tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla
Preheat oven to 250 degrees
In a greased roasting pan place 1 bag of hulless popcorn
***hulless popcorn, is the popcorn that looks like puffs WITHOUT the cheese; Cheetos makes it and so do a few other brands; you want the plain or sometimes it says buttered, just not cheese.
Place the popcorn in the roasting pan, in oven while assembling; stir Butter, Brown Sugar, Salt, and Syrup continuously over medium heat until boiling; turn heat to low; cook 5 minutes WITHOUT stirring; remove from heat.
Add ¼ tsp baking soda and 1 tsp vanilla; stir well with whisk and then pour on warm popcorn from oven.
Bake 45 minutes stirring the popcorn in the roaster every 15 minutes; take out and spread on sheets of parchment paper, corn is hot and sticky so let it cool completely; place in airtight container. Devour and enjoy!
CAUTION: It is totally addictive and I’m not responsible for the amounts consumed!