Thursday, October 27, 2011

Microwave Caramel Popcorn

By: Cindy

Our category this week is tailgating and I have to honestly say that I have never been tailgating.  I think I need to remedy that soon.  I remembered a caramel popcorn recipe that Christy was given by Ann when she worked at United Community Bank and thought that would be a great tailgate food.  I am addicted to popcorn and remembered how good this caramel popcorn was and how easy it was to make.  So I made a batch tonight while I was talking to Sarah on the phone.  That's how easy this recipe is - I could make it while talking on the phone. You could serve this in a big bowl or in cute little bags but it would be great for tailgating.

2 bags of microwave popcorn, popped
1 stick butter
1/2 t salt
1 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup white corn syrup
1/2 t baking soda

Pop 3 quarts of popcorn (2 pkg) and put in a brown paper bag.  I used a big grocery sack. 

 In a large microwave bowl add 1 stick butter, 1/2 t salt, 1 c brown sugar, and 1/4 c white corn syrup.  Cook 4 times - 1 minute intervals stirring after each minute.  Add 1/2 t baking soda and stir.  Cook 20 seconds and stir. 

 Pour over popcorn and shake.  Cook 1 minute and shake.  Cook 1 minute and shake.  Pour in a pan and cool.  Store in an air tight container.


Christy said...

I personally testify on the amazingness of this recipe! I'm mildly sad the popcorn is in KY right now instead of Nashville! (I'm addicted to popcorn too.... maybe it is genetic LOL) But definitley bookmark this recipe if you are smart!

Christy said...

P.S. This is also good with nuts added to it!