Friday, October 9, 2009

My Favorite Finds #6

Caramel "Corn"
Several years ago, I found this recipe on the back of a bag of Old Dutch Puffcorn for Caramel Corn. I made it and it has become a family tradition during the Christmas holidays. It's actually "addicting"! I have to hide it or it would be gone within a couple of days! It's very simple, especially since you don't have to worry about dealing with a candy thermometer. And though you'd think clean up would be impossible, just run hot tap water over your pans and utencils and the caramel will melt right off. If you can't find this brand of Puffcorn in your area, there are other brands out there that make a simular product. Enjoy!

Caramel Corn - Old Dutch Style
1 Bag of Old Dutch Puffcorn
1 Cup of Butter (Not Margarine)
1 1/4 Cups of Brown Sugar
2/3 Cup of Light Corn Syrup
1 Teaspoon of Baking Soda

-Preheat oven to 250°F.
-Combine butter, brown sugar, and light corn syrup in a 2 quart sauce pan.
-Cook on medium heat until mixture has melted.
-Once mixture has melted add the baking soda. (Note: This will cause the mixture to foam)
-In a large roaster pan pour Old Dutch Puffcorn and pour caramel mixture over the Old Dutch Puffcorn and stir until mixed.
-Place in oven for 45 minutes, stirring at least every 10-15 minutes.
-Remove from oven, pour on wax paper and break apart.
-Let cool and ENJOY!

Store in a plastic or tin container or a zipper style plastic bag to keep them crunchy!

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