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Caramel Popcorn – Weekend Adventure in Getting Ready for Christmas

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This caramel corn is easy and quick to make, just bag it up immediately so you don’t eat it all!

At my real job, I work with a lot of guys and at Christmas time, I like to say thank you, because the make my job and life easier and more enjoyable.  The people I work with aren’t suit and tie kind of guys, so giving out ties isn’t an option, but sweet treats from the kitchen are greatly appreciated!

I really like this recipe because it makes a lot and really isn’t time-consuming.  It may seem as though it is, but and hour of the cooking time is it just baking the caramel coating on in the oven and just have to stir every 15 minutes, so while it’s doing that you can do something else!

Microwave Caramel Popcorn

  • Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
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3 regular size bags of microwave popcorn, popped and any leftover kernels removed and placed in a large bowl

1 stick of butter

1 cup brown sugar

1/4 c. white corn syrup

1 tsp. vanilla

1 tsp. baking soda

Combine butter, brown sugar & corn syrup in a medium bowl and microwave for 45 seconds, stir, microwave for 2 minutes, stir and microwave for another 2 minutes. Then vanilla and baking soda, stir and pour over popcorn and stir until coated.  Then pour out in a single layer on baking sheets (I used 2 half sheet pans 15 x 11) and put in a preheated 250 degree oven. Stir every 15 minutes for 1 hour, Cool and store in an air tight container.

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This recipe was shared at The Country Cooks Potluck

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