Candy Caramel Corn and SRC
Gosh, I really love this group. I also love the friends I have meet along the way. All of them I am still friends with. Hopefully this will including Christina who is this months reveal.
Christina is a mom of two who lives in Vancouver with her children, husband, dog and two cats.
When she is not enjoying Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Frappuccino, she is baking and enjoying the great outdoors. She also loves her beloved Vancouver Canucks and flip flops. She is my kind of girl.
I decided to make her Candy Caramel Corn. This was a wonderful recipe and not hard at all. My family couldn’t get enough of this. I actually made it twice because they ate all of it before I could get a picture. That is how good this is! I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as my family and I did. As she said in her recipe, this is very addictive and boy was she right!
Candy Caramel Corn
Adapted from Mis-Cakes Oven Adventures.
16 c popped popcorn – I pulled out my 1980′s popcorn popper and it still worked – I’m sure you could use popped microwave popcorn too
1 c butter
1 c granulated sugar
1 1/2 c brown sugar
1/2 c corn syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 bag kraft caramels cut into quarters
really about 4 cups of random left over candy – i used licorice (Nibs), Areo (chocolate), and Smarties.
Preheat oven to 250 F. Spray 2 cookie sheets with non-stick spray. Place popcorn on to the baking sheet and set aside.
In a medium/large pot put in your sugars, corn syrup, salt and butter. Over medium-high heat stir until butter and sugars melt together. It’s gonna take a while. Stop stirring.
Increase the heat to high and bring the caramel to a boil until the mixture reaches 300 F. (hard crack stage). Once this happens remove pot from heat and stir in baking soda and vanilla. It’s gonna bubble. Stir until it calms down.
Dividing the caramel between the 2 pans pour all over the popcorn. You need to work quickly. Stir until as combined as you can get it. It’s not going to be completely combined. It’s ok cause now we are gonna put it in the oven. Put it in the oven for 20 minutes. Take it out and stir it, flip it mix it up. Put it back in the oven for another 20. Take it out stir it, flip it and then add your candy. Yes, all of your candy!
Place your candy on top of the caramel/popcorn making sure it’s got something to stick to. Put back in the oven for another 10 minutes.
Let it cool completely then break big chunks apart and store in an airtight container for up to a week
– See more at: http://www.ovenadventures.com/2011/11/10/candy-caramel-corn-2/#sthash.2CVsx2Ev.dpuf
Peace be with you,