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Caramel Corn



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  • 7-8 quarts popcorn
  • optional: 1 cup mixed nuts
  • 2 sticks butter
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup butter, optional
  • 1 t vanilla extract
  • 1 t salt
  • 1/2 t baking soda


Preparation time 10mins
Cooking time 70mins
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Step 1

Preheat oven to 250
Place popped popcorn, and nuts if using, in a large roasting pan.
In a medium sauce pan add: butter, brown sugar, light corn syrup, maple syrup butter, if using, vanilla extract and salt. Bring to a boil and boil 5 minutes. Carefully stir in 1/2 t baking soda. Pour over popcorn in roasting pan. Bake for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Remove roaster from oven, immediately and carefully dump popcorn onto an aluminium foil lined counter top or baking sheets. Cool completely, breaking up any large chunks. Store popcorn in large baggies or air tight containers.

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