Baked Caramel Corn

Baked Caramel Corn

Caramel corn recipes are sweet and absolutely delicious. Use this caramel corn recipe to learn how to make caramel corn that all will love. Easter caramel corn is a beloved holiday treat, and this recipe is ideal for Easter-time and year-round.

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup margarine
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 6 quarts popped popcorn
  • Vanilla

Instructions

  1. Make popcorn and put in a large roasting pan. Set aside.
     
  2. Melt margarine in pan. Stir in sugar, corn syrup and salt.
     
  3. Bring to a boil stirring constantly. Boil without stirring for 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
     
  4. Stir in baking soda and vanilla. Pour over corn, mixing well.
     
  5. Bake at 250 degrees F for 1 hour. Stir every 15 minutes.
     
  6. Remove from oven. Cool, break apart and store in tightly covered containers.

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Who does not like caramel corn? I believe the only thing missing from this recipe are some type of nuts. That would surely be a nice addition to the mix.

Caramel corn is one of my favorite treats. I have never even considered making my own. I am a DIY'er to the 10th degree but never caramel corn. The ingredients are simple and easy to acquire and the directions well written out. I just may be making some caramel corn this week.

Hello Karenf, I think it's impossible to eliminate the corn syrup, but you could try substituting with Splenda or even Stevia. Just start out with like a 1/4 cup of substitute sugar and then maybe do the other half with 1/2 cup of brown sugar. Splenda and Stevia are very potent. I can't make any guarantees but it's worth giving it a try. Let us know how it turns out. Thanks!

Questionbr br I'm Diabetic, but LOOOOOOOOOOOOVE Caramel Corn. I have a sugar cookiebr recipe that I substitute 50% of the sugar with Spelnda. Would this also work for the caramel corn recipe since it's still got corn syrup?br

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