Ingredients

How to make it

  • Preheat Oven to 300.
  • On a baking sheet with sides, spread out cooked popcorn and set a side.
  • In a medium-sized heavy saucepan, combine sugar, corn syrup, butter and salt.
  • Bring to a boil over medium-low heat,stirring occasionally to dissolve the sugar.
  • Cook until the mixture reaches 250 on a candy thermometer and is at the hard-ball stage or for me it just looks really remelted, about 3 miuntes. I never use a thermometer for this.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and stir in baking soda. It foams.
  • Immediately pour the mixture over the popcorn (and nuts), stirring the mess until most of the kernels are coated.
  • Bake the popcorn mix for 15 minutes. Stir, coating any kernels that were not coated at the beginning, and bake for 5 more minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and let cool for 2 minutes. With a wooden spoon or spatula, stir the popcorn as it contines to cool, coating it evenly and breaking up any large clumps.
  • Popcorn can be stored in an air tight container in a cool place for up to 1 week. Now why would it even last that long before it was eaten?
  • Ok, I have used one of my big plastic bowls to stir the popcorn and melted ingredients and then scraped onto the backing sheet. I think I sprayed the bowl with canola oil lightly?
  • Anyway, this tastes so good and I really love the spanish peanuts.
  • It really is easy. Pop the corn, melt the stuff, pour, mix, stir, bake, eat. Enjoy JJ

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  • lovebreezy 1 year ago
    Please consider adding this to the Popcorn
    group. You are the only one that can do that since it is your recipe. You'll have to join the group but you can always leave it after you add this dish, TIA.
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    cookingandbakingqueen ate it and said...
    Amazing on what an person can do with popcorn.
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    momoften ate it and said...
    I was just thinking of getting out my recipe for this. I have been making it since my college days. I even have scar on the back of my hand from making the mistake of not using a large enough pot. The caramel boiled over and like a well educated college student I grabbed the pan handle to get it off the burner. Ouch! I only make this around Christmas time, mostly because I would sit down and eat it all myself.
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  • cherrymannia 6 years ago
    Do u have a cavilier? the pic of them is sooo cute!
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  • thegoldminer 7 years ago
    So glad you enjoyed the caramel corn. The pecan cookies melt in your mouth, the fresh fried chicken is so good, the mocha towers, you have an interesting weekend in store for you! Best as always, JJ.
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    dixiejet ate it and said...
    I made this last nite and almost ate the ENTIRE THING !!! It was better than Cracker Jacks ever hoped to be and SO darn easy ! Thank you so much for posting !!!
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    dixiejet ate it and said...
    Sounds easy and yoummy @ me and hubby both love caramel corn. Gonna rent a movie & make this tonite !
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    alaskanmom ate it and said...
    Hey Goldminer, just saw the groups for this, thought about adding mine to it, but saw yours was like mine, so no need to! Did give you a five, love caramel corn. Also been meaning to tell you my hubby just bought a sluice box, still need to take it out.
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    " It was excellent "
    zena824 ate it and said...
    Sounds yummy......always looking for a new treat..
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