Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Easy Caramel Popcorn

Whenever I make this recipe I think of my college roommate Allison, because she would make it often, and then share it with us.  The original recipe calls for brown sugar, but occasionally I make it with white sugar and add food coloring.  When I do that, it reminds me of my hometeachers when I was a little girl.  Every Christmas they would bring our family a bag of green popcorn and a bag of red (really pink) popcorn.  I don't know if they used this recipe or not, but they might have.

Easy Caramel Popcorn
2 batches popped corn (use about 2/3 cup kernels)
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1/3 cup white corn syrup

Place the sugar, butter and corn syrup in a small pan and bring it to a boil. 
(I usually melt the butter first; it speeds things up.)
Boil for two minutes, then pour immediately over the popcorn.

 Stir well to combine.  Be careful - it's hot!
 Turn out onto a piece of waxed paper to cool.  Then enjoy.

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