Classic Caramel Corn
Sweet and crunchy, this caramel corn is easy to make and tastes better than the county fair's.
White sugar makes the Kettle Corn taste like popcorn balls. Use brown sugar and it will taste like caramel corn.
This easy caramel corn can be tossed with peanuts or mixed nuts, if desired.
Do not make this caramel corn unless you plan to give it away, have rock solid will power, or the metabolism of a four year old. It is highly addictive. This past weekend I made it twice, once for a birthday gift and once because we were all sad to see it leave the house. I used dark corn syrup and followed the recipe exactly. To pop the popcorn, I put the kernels in a brown paper bag, folded the top over twice, and microwaved for 2-3 minutes. No oil needed. Repeat until you have 4 quarts. The only tip I'd suggest that isn't in the recipe already is to also spray the spoon or spatula you use to stir the corn with cooking spray. The pots and pans clean up easily after a soak in hot soapy water. Then you can relax and attempt to avoid eating the entire batch of caramel corn all at once.
This was okay, but tasted more like popcorn balls than the caramel corn I remembered as a child. The recipe that turned out the way I like (more caramel-like) is the one called "My Amish Friend's Caramel Corn" also on this website. It is a 5 star, if not more, recipe.
Very easy to make and very tasty. One cup of popcorn kernels made just enough to be covered by the sauce as listed. I will make this again and pass on the recipe.
Awesome caramel corn! It was easy to make and the payoff was that people LOVED it. Some of my family who never even eat caramel corn raved and said they ate the whole canister!! Will definitely make it again.