Thursday, June 8, 2017

Awesome & Easiest Caramel Corn...Ever!

Today's recipe is a good one - the most awesome and easiest caramel corn...ever!

I first heard about this recipe from my Aunt Linda about 10 years ago and later my friend, Danni, from Silo Hill Farm, shared her recipe with all of us. My aunt calls it Crack Caramel Corn. Danni calls it the most awesome and easiest caramel corn ever - killer stuff! 

Danni describes it best - "When I say this is the easiest, I'm not kidding! Less than 10 minutes to make, 45 minutes to bake, no candy thermometer and you can be eating this in less than an hour. When I say it's awesome, I'm not kidding there either...I have never met anyone who didn't love this caramel corn. It has no hulls and no seeds, so little kids and older people love it too!" Yes, it's that good, a cinch to make and a treat all ages can enjoy.

Easy clean up too - just hot water and soap. You can find the Puff Corn at Target, Walmart and local grocery stores.  

Caramel Corn (Awesome & Easiest...Ever!)

  • 2 bags Puff Corn Butter Flavor (3.5 ounces bags - 7 ounces needed for recipe) 
  • 1 cup butter (do not substitute)
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

Preheat oven to 250 degrees F.  
Spray a large roasting pan with non-stick cooking spray.

Using a 3 to 4 quart sauce pan bring butter, brown sugar and corn syrup to a boil over medium to medium-high heat, stirring continuously. Once it begins to boil, boil for 2 minutes then add baking soda (the caramel mixture will foam up when baking soda is added). Stir well and remove from heat. Pour evenly over puff corn and mix well, being sure to coat the puff corn evenly.  

Bake on middle rack of oven for 45 minutes - stirring every 15 minutes. 

When ready, remove from roasting pan and spread caramel corn on wax paper and allow to cool. Once cooled, break any large pieces into smaller bite size pieces - Enjoy! 

Store in an airtight container up to 5 days.  

Thanks for stopping by!


Claudia said...

We have named it "Crack" where I live. They call me the "pusher". It is very addicting. My recipe calls for 3 bags of puffed corn and we add some vanilla to the caramel with the baking soda. Not sure if the amounts of the other ingredients are the same.

Jeff Gitter said...

do you have to use store bought puffed corn? I love the idea, but would like to air pop my own corn. fussy mommy, and I babysit her kiddos.
Thanks for the idea. i may make it anyway. I love.....this stuff!!! Keep recipes coming!

Anonymous said...

I have made this with air popper corn and it was very good.

Mary H said...

So pouring it on the puffed corn hot doesnt melt the puffed corn?