Oven Caramel Corn

For this recipe you will need a large baking pan with high sides for mixing. A big turkey roasting pan works well.

Set oven at 250 degrees F. Butter the sides and bottom of pan. Make enough popcorn to fill the roasting pan 3/4 full.

    In a sauce pan, combine:
  • 1/2 cup dark syrup (you can use "Karo" syrup, but I prefer a lighter syrup like pancake syrup.
    I've even splurged and used maple syrup for this recipe. It's all good.)
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon salt
    ... boil this for 5 minutes over moderate heat
    Remove from heat and add:
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    ... beat until very foamy, pour over popcorn in roasting pan and mix very well. Work FAST!

Bake at 250 degrees for 1 hour - stirring popcorn every 15 minutes. (Use a buttered spoon.)
Take out of the oven and spread on wax paper to cool. Store in air tight container. Freezes well.

I love popcorn. I got this recipe from my Aunt Tina Westedt (Aunt Tiny) - a baker of good treats for family gatherings. Over the years, she has shared with me her kindness and a great sense of humor - Lonna