Caramel Corn Recipe // Hello Whipperberry friends! Can you believe that it's December already? It feels like this season flies by so fast…it's hard to take it all in isn't it? There's just so much to do, and so little time to do it! But I admit I love it all…the fast pace of the malls, the music, the gatherings and the goodies. Oh my, how much do I love the goodies! I might need a bigger pants by the time January rolls around! Nah, holiday calories don't count right?! ;)
Speaking of goodies, I wanted to share a family favorite recipe with you today. This caramel corn is actually my Grandma's recipe, and I remember my Mom making it for us every year…I always looked forward to it! And now I make it for my family. Don't you just love recipes that get passed down through the generations? There's something so special about sharing a recipe with your loved ones that generations before you have been enjoying too. Love that so much.
Anyway, this caramel corn is SO good. Creamy, and chewy and delicious! I hope you try it and love it!
This caramel corn is also perfect for gift giving or simply just enjoying with your family during a movie night! It's quick and easy to make and it's crazy delicious! Trust me when I say this treat will get devoured. I seriously could eat this all by my lonesome!
- 1⅓ cups granulated sugar
- 1 cup salted butter
- 1/2 cup corn syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 8 cups popped popcorn
- 1 cup pecans & almonds (optional)
- Pop your popcorn. Then measure out about 8 cups and spread it out onto a large cookie sheet.
- If you wish to add nuts to your popcorn, you might want to toast them in a 350 degree oven for 2-5 minutes, watching them very carefully. Toasting them brings out amazing flavor! When the nuts are toasted, sprinkle them over the popped popcorn. Set aside.
- Now on to the caramel! In a saucepan melt the butter, then add the sugar and corn syrup.
- Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly.
- Continue to boil, stirring occasionally until the mixture turns caramel colored.
- Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla.
- Then pour the caramel over the popcorn and nuts. Using a fork, gently mix, and separate into clusters.
- You can eat it at this point while it's soft and warm, or you can let it cool and enjoy it later.
- Store in a tightly closed container.
Deeeelish! I hope your holiday season is full of cheer and much deliciousness!
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If you get at chance this season, I'd love for you to stop by my blog for some Christmas cookie recipes! Yum.