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Favorite Caramel Corn

Favorite Caramel Corn

Homemade caramel corn recipe. It always sells fast at our annual fund drive!

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20 min
Prep Time
1 hr 50 min
Total Time
36 (1-cup) servings

Ingredients

32 cups plain popped popcorn

2 cups dry roasted peanuts, if desired

2 cups firmly packed brown sugar

1 cup Land O Lakes® Butter

1/2 cup light corn syrup

1 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon vanilla

1 teaspoon baking soda

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 200°F.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine popcorn and peanuts, if desired, in large roasting pan; set aside.

  3. STEP 3

    Combine brown sugar, butter, corn syrup and salt in 3-quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, 8-10 minutes or until mixture comes to a full boil. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes.

  4. STEP 4

    Remove from heat; stir in vanilla and baking soda. Carefully pour hot syrup mixture over popcorn and peanuts in pan; stir until well coated.

  5. STEP 5

    Bake, stirring every 15 minutes, 1 hour or until caramel corn is crisp. Immediately place caramel corn onto waxed paper. Cool completely. Break into bite-sized pieces. Store in tightly covered container.

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Nutrition (1 serving without peanuts)

160 Calories
7 Fat (g)
15 Cholesterol (mg)
180 Sodium (mg)
22 Carbohydrates (g)
1 Dietary Fiber
2 Protein (g)
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