Oven Caramel Corn Recipe

  • 8-9 quarts popped corn
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 2 sticks butter or margarine
  • 1 teaspoon salt (optional)-I don’t use it and don’t miss it either!
  • 1/2 cup corn syrup (clear kind like Karo syrup)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

Boil all ingredients except corn and soda for 5 minutes, mixing well and stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and quickly stir in soda. Pour over corn, mix well. Put into two large pans then bake in 250 degree oven for 1 hour, stirring 2 or 3 times. Cool on waxed paper. Keeps for weeks in canister or Tupperware containers, but at our house it disappears quickly!

If you wish you can also add some peanuts to this to make it similar to Cracker Jack.

By HBHW reader Lori Niemi

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