Thursday, January 24, 2008

Microwave Caramel Popcorn

To redeem myself from my utter disaster I fixed the family caramel popcorn. This recipe is great because it's no mess and fast!! There's never enough.

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Ready in: 15 minutes
Serves: 8-10
Cost: approx. $3.00

6 quarts of popped popcorn ($2.00)
1 cup brown sugar ($.25)
1/2 cup butter ($.75)
1/4 cup light corn syrup
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1. Place popcorn in large paper sack and set aside.

2. In microwave safe dish place brown sugar, butter, corn syrup, salt and vanilla. Heat 3 minutes. Stir. Heat 1 1/2 minutes. Add baking soda and stir.

3. Pour syrup over the popcorn, seal top of bag by folding over and shake.

4. Place bag in the microwave on its side for 45 seconds. Then turn the bag over and heat and additonal 45 seconds.

5. Spread out to cool or eat it while it's still warm.


Alaina said...

Yum...I've used a similar recipe for a few years and it is so good and sooo easy!

Gary and Michelle said...

I have been looking for a recipe like this for a long time. Thanks

Gary and Michelle said...


Well once I found the recipe I couldn't wait to try it.

We just ate it as a mid morning snack. Thank you - most of my kids loved it (I have a couple that don't like anything sweet - wierd I know!). One even said "this is the best popcorn I've ever tasted".

Thanks again - and thanks for your comment on my blog :-)


April said...

sounds yummy! we are popcorn fanatics around here so i will have to try this!