My Amish Friend's Caramel Corn

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  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    1 h
  • Ready In

    1 h 15 m
ANITALOUISE
Recipe by  ANITALOUISE

“This recipe comes from an Amish family who package this treat for gifts to friends and neighbors every Christmas. It is truly the tastiest, easiest, and most foolproof caramel corn recipe you'll ever find!”

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Ingredients

Adjust Servings

Original recipe yields 28 servings

Directions

  1. Place the popped popcorn into two shallow greased baking pans. You may use roasting pans, jelly roll pans, or disposable roasting pans. Add the peanuts to the popped corn if using. Set aside.
  2. Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C). Combine the brown sugar, corn syrup, margarine and salt in a saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring enough to blend. Once the mixture begins to boil, boil for 5 minutes while stirring constantly.
  3. Remove from the heat, and stir in the baking soda and vanilla. The mixture will be light and foamy. Immediately pour over the popcorn in the pans, and stir to coat. Don't worry too much at this point about getting all of the corn coated.
  4. Bake for 1 hour, removing the pans, and giving them each a good stir every 15 minutes. Line the counter top with waxed paper. Dump the corn out onto the waxed paper and separate the pieces. Allow to cool completely, then store in airtight containers or resealable bags.

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SDONDLIN
902

SDONDLIN

I've been on AR for several years now & found lots of great recipes, but this is the 1st one that I said "Wow! I've got to rate this one!". Thank you Anita! My 4 yr old is allergic to peanuts & tree nuts so he had never had caramel corn before (but is a BIG popcorn fan). He loved it - told me it was "quite good"--no, we're not British;) Just a side note, two 3.5oz bags of microwave popcorn=7 quarts of popped corn.

Glass-Half-Full
675

Glass-Half-Full

Outstanding!! I have made one similar to this for years. One suggestion....use a turkey roaster and a stiff spoon to stir with. The tall sides of the turkey roaster make it so much easier to do a good job stirring. When you stir, make sure that you scrapt the bottom and sides of the roasting pan. Hope this helps....

BAREFOOTLADY
434

BAREFOOTLADY

An easy way to coat the popcorn is to put the popped corn in a paper grocery bag and pour the caramel mixture over it and stir with a wooden spoon, then dump the mixture out onto your baking pan and throw the paper bag away. I agree with another reviewer that 200 degrees is the right oven temp. I bake it 45 minutes, stirring every 15.

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (28 total)

  • Calories
  • 238 cal
  • 12%
  • Fat
  • 16.3 g
  • 25%
  • Carbs
  • 21.9 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 3.4 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium
  • 388 mg
  • 16%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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