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Popcorn in Caramel Sauce

 

This crisp delicious popcorn treat is created, in minutes, in a microwave oven. I use the eight-cup measuring-bowl to measure the popcorn. I cook the sauce in a large pyrex mixing bowl so I have room to stir the sauce over the popcorn. I try to have a jar of this on the sideboard at most family gatherings.  

Ingredients:

8 cups of popped corn

1/3 cup of butter, melted

2/3 cup of brown sugar

1/3 cup of Roger’s Golden Syrup

½ teaspoon of pure vanilla extract

¼ teaspoon of baking soda

 

Step One:

Mix the melted butter, brown sugar, and syrup in a large bowl and microwave on high for 4 minutes, stirring once or twice during cooking time. (Slower microwaves might require 5 minutes) When using my microwave oven, I stir at 2, 3, and 4 minutes, then remove sauce from the microwave oven.

Step Two:

Add vanilla extract and baking soda to the sauce and stir well.

Add 8 cups of popped corn to the sauce and return the bowl to microwave oven. Cook the mixture for 1½ to 2 minutes, stirring half way through. (Slower microwaves might require 3 minutes) I stir at 30 seconds, at 1 minute, and again at 1½ minutes of cooking, then I remove the caramel popcorn from the microwave oven.

Over cooking results in blackening! Experiment with your cooking times.

Once cooked, spread the caramel popcorn onto a waxed paper or Silpat lined cookie sheet, to cool. When cool and dry, break caramel corn apart and store in a tin or glass jar to keep it crisp and crunchy! Serve popcorn to guests in parchment bags.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comments (2)

  • John Rider February 23, 2015 at 01:00 am

    Maureen,
    It was great to meet you and your family last week. Syrup home safely and first batch made. It did not last long!!

    All the very best to you all.

  • Layne Strelic November 29, 2014 at 10:14 am

    Maureen,
    I am a cousin to Larry Kozar from California. They just intorduced me to your blog and am very happy to join your interesting life.
    Looking forward to seeing all your creations.

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