November 19, 2011
Easy Caramel Corn
Easy and delicious recipe. When you need an additional sweet treat when company comes or need to bring a gift, this recipe is made and ready easily within 15 minutes.
1 stick of butter
1 cup of brown sugar
1/4 cup light corn syrup
2 cups of popped corn
4 cups of Crispix or Chex Cereal
(any variation of the cereal and popped corn to suit your preference)
1/2 cup salted peanuts (optional)
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
large brown paper grocery bag without staples
Combine the popped corn, cereal and nuts in the large paper bag. Seal and shake to mix the ingredients.
Combine the butter, brown sugar, corn syrup and salt in a medium saucepan.
Bring to a boil and boil for 2 minutes.
Remove from heat and add the baking soda - the caramel will foam up.
Pour caramel mixture over the popcorn and cereal in the paper bag.
Quickly fold down to seal and shake vigorously.
Place bag in the microwave for 90 seconds. Remove and shake vigorously and Repeat one more time.
Adjust the time according to the heating power of your microwave.
Empty bag onto a greased surface to cool. (Caution it is very hot).
Seal in bag or airtight container when cooled.