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Carol's Caramel Corn

in quick and easy whole grain dairy free gluten free overnight guaranteed classic

Author: MaryJane Robbins

Carol's Caramel Corn Recipe

This caramel corn is wonderfully light and crisp, with just the slightest hint of stickiness. Salted butter enhances the corn's flavor, accenting the caramel notes of the molasses and brown sugar.

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Total
Yield
15 cups
Nutrition information

Ingredients

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  • 15 cups popped corn (1/2 cup kernels, unpopped)
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup salted butter
  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 200°F and line a large rimmed baking sheet (18" x 13") with parchment paper. Pour the popped corn into a large bowl (at least 6 quarts); remove any unpopped kernels. Set aside.
  2. In a large saucepan over medium-high heat cook the molasses, brown sugar, butter, and corn syrup, stirring occasionally, until the sugar dissolves. Stirring occasionally, boil the syrup for 5 minutes. The syrup will darken slightly.
  3. Remove the pan from the heat and add the baking soda. Stir well as the mixture turns foamy.
  4. Immediately (and carefully) pour the hot syrup over the popped corn and stir until the corn is well coated.
  5. Spread the hot caramel corn into the parchment-lined pan. Bake at 200°F for one hour. Stir the corn every 15 minutes during this time.
  6. Remove from the oven. This caramel corn is a warm, sticky, sweet and crunchy treat straight from the oven. It can also be cooled and stored airtight for several days. This recipe doubles and triples very well.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 1 cup (39g)
  • Servings Per Batch 15 cups
Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories 170
  • Calories from Fat 60
  • Total Fat 7g
  • Saturated Fat 4g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 15mg
  • Sodium 105mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 27g
  • Dietary Fiber 1g
  • Sugars 21g
  • Protein 1g

* The nutrition information provided for this recipe is determined by the ESHA Genesis R&D software program. Substituting any ingredients may change the posted nutrition information.