Spiced Caramel Corn Recipe
"A little sack of Chipotle-Spiced Corn makes a nice "lagniappe" as my cajun friends like to say. This is just a fun little word for an unexpected gift or party favor"-Paula Deen
- 1 cup popcorn kernels, popped
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup butter, cubed
- 1/4 cup light corn syrup
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon chipotle chile pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
Preparation time 35mins
Cooking time 95mins
Adapted from pauladeen.com
Place popcorn in a large bowl; set aside. In a large heavy saucepan, combine the brown sugar, butter, corn syrup, chile pepper and salt. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Boil for 2 minutes without stirring.
Remove from the heat; stir in baking soda (mixture will foam). Quickly pour over popcorn and mix well.
Transfer to two lightly greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pans. Bake at 250° for 1 hour, stirring every 10 minutes. Remove from pans and place on waxed paper to cool. Store in an airtight container.
1 cup equals 154 calories, 8 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 20 mg cholesterol, 110 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.