Friday, October 9, 2015

Caramel corn ♥

This recipe was a special request from my eight year old son, John.  He saw someone making caramel corn on TV and said "we could do that....right?" I had never made it before, but I liked his style, so without hesitation I said, "sure, why not!".
 
Caramel corn is the perfect Fall treat.  It reminds me of Halloween and now that I know how easy it is, I will keep it in mind for parties....
 
Cause once you start....you just can't stop! ♥
 
 
 
 
 
4 cups popcorn
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup corn syrup
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
 
 
 
 
Spread your popcorn out on a baking sheet. (btw- this was my first time making popcorn with coconut oil and it was delicious!)
 
It's important to make sure your helper doesn't eat all the popcorn before we finish the recipe : )
 
 
 
 
For the caramel:
 
Melt the brown sugar and butter over medium heat.  The mixture will start to bubble. Keep stirring so the butter doesn't burn.  Gently add in the corn syrup.  Cook about 10 minutes, while continually stirring. 
 
**Caution - this mixture is very hot.  If you have a helper like I did, make sure to keep a close eye on everything!
 
 
 
 
After 10 minutes remove the pan from the stove.  Add in the vanilla and baking soda.  Stir to incorporate.
 
Drizzle over the popcorn. 
 
 
 
 
Bake in a 250 degree oven for 1 hour. 
 
Remove from the oven.  Break it up a little with a wooden spoon if you need to... and viola!
 
You've got caramel corn!
 
(store in an airtight container)
 
 
 
 
I think adding peanuts, M&M's, or candy corn would also be yummy mixed into this. 
 
 


We are in full Fall mode here in New England.  The days are cool and the nights are crisp.  It's officially sweater weather!

Halloween is fast approaching and John has decided he wants to be a hot dog this year. 
This should be interesting! 

Happy Days! ♥♥♥



 
 

4 comments:

  1. Ahhh! John looks so cute in his gingerbread apron! I've never made caramel popcorn before. Thanks for sharing the recipe with us. It's perfect for a Halloween treat! P.S. Can't wait to see John dressed up as a hot dog! Have you found the costume yet?

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  2. Wow! This looks amazing! And gosh .. Your little helper is just a cutie! He seems like he really enjoys cooking! I know my Finnie does too! It's a treasure for me to be able to pass on my love for cooking to my Grandlittles. I'm sure it's the same for you with your cute son! Have a wonderful weekend Danielle! :0) ~ Marge ~

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  3. This looks amazing!!!!! Looking forward to more Halloween treats here, my friend!

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  4. I just made this! Oh my, dangerous.......haha!

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