A Porch of My Own

A Porch of My Own

Monday, August 30, 2010

Homemade Caramel Corn

This recipe was posted on the Gooseberry Patch Facebook page. The nice lady that posted it said she makes it for her mom in the nursing home. It has no kernels so is easy on the teeth and easy to swallow. In fact, it melts in your mouth! I made a batch for my mom and she loved it! Only drawback - it is addictive!!! You have to make extra just because you eat so much of it in the making. It is super easy.
The corn pops in the recipe are not the corn pop cereal. They are in the chip section at the store. I have never seen the Better Made brand here (the recipe came from the back of the Better Made bag). I used the Frito Lay Chester"s Puff Corn and got it at Kroger. It is the one that says "butter flavored". Kroger has a store brand one also. (These alternate products were recommended by others that had used the recipe.)

Better Made Caramel Corn

One 8 oz bag of Puff Corn Pops (not the cereal) (Chester's brand is 4 oz, so half the sauce or use 2 bags)
Place in a large roaster pan (I lined with foil for easy clean up)

Caramel Sauce:
In 2 qt. saucepan cook together for 2 minutes:
1/2 lb. butter
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup

Remove from heat and add 1 tsp. baking soda to mixture. This will cause mixture to foam, so 2 qt. pan is necessary.
Pour caramel mixture over pops and stir until mixed.Place in 250 degree oven for 45 minutes, stirring every 10-15 mins. Remove from oven . Pour onto waxed paper and break apart. Enjoy!! This is great for Christmas gifts. Find some cute bags/containers and fill them with this easy treat. 

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing this recipe. Somehow I missed it on the GBP page! Sounds like a great after school snack for my granddaughter!
    Love your front porch!!!