This best-ever caramel corn is made extra special with the addition of mixed nuts.
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20 cups popped popcorn
2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
1 cup Land O Lakes® Butter
1/2 cup dark corn syrup
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup salted mixed nuts
Heat oven to 200°F. Place popcorn in large ungreased roasting pan; set aside.
Combine brown sugar, butter, corn syrup, and salt in 2-quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, 12-14 minutes or until mixture comes to a full boil. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, 4-6 minutes or until candy thermometer reaches 238°F or small amount of mixture dropped into ice water forms a soft ball.
Remove from heat; stir in baking soda. Carefully (mixture will be hot)pour over popcorn; sprinkle nuts over caramel mixture. Stir until well coated.
Bake 45 minutes; stirring after 20 minutes. Remove from oven; immediately place caramel corn on waxed paper. Cool completely. Break into pieces. Store in container with tight-fitting lid.
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We make this recipe every fall and every Christmas - it is a family tradition we all love. This is so easy and so delicious - 5 stars plus!!!
This is absolutely the best caramel corn. Have been making it for years and have people request it for Xmas. Five stars
This caramel corn is the best. I made containers of this for gifts and included the recipe which the recipients then made again for themselves. You just can't quit eating this !
This was the easiest carmel corn recipe I have ever used! I made 10 batches for two halloween parties this week and everyone loved it.