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When making homemade carmel corn, try this! Wash your kitchen sink very well, I even spray it with a little rubbing alcohol and dry with a clean towel. Then cover your drain stopper with about 3 layers of foil (lay foil on top and form it around the stopper) and insert the stopper in the drain. Pour your popped corn in the sink, pour the caramel over it and mix. When you are done, all you have to do is clean the sink, it is big enough and it will not move while you are mixing.
By Ella from Illinois
This sweet treat of caramel covered popcorn is always a hit with kids of all ages. This guide is about homemade caramel corn.
Take popcorn that is already popped. Then take 3 tablespoons of peanut butter and mix with 3 tablespoons of honey. Melt together over low heat till runny. (if it needs to be more liquid, add more honey) Pour over the popcorn. Toss well. The kids and adults I have made this for love it.
By Robin from Washington, IA
Heat oven to 200 degrees F. Divide popped corn between 2 ungreased baking pans, 9x13 inches. In saucepan; heat sugar, butter, corn syrup, and salt, stirring occasionally, until bubbly around edges.
Recipe for Caramelized Popcorn. Mix first 4 ingredients and cook over low heat until light brown in color. Pour over peanuts and popcorn. Stir to coat and let cool.
If you love the flavor of caramel corn, then try making some at home anytime. This is a guide about microwave caramel corn.
This is a great fall snack!
Heat until all is dissolved. Pour over warmed popped corn. Stir or mix real good. Bake 1 hour in 200 degree F oven. Stir one time while baking.
Recipe for Caramel Popcorn Kit (Gift Recipe). Layer sugar and brown sugar in a one pint jar or zip-top bag. Attach the instructions for gift giving:
Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Place caramels, butter and 1 Tbsp. water in large heavy saucepan; cook on low heat until caramels are completely melted, stirring frequently...
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Does anyone have a copycat recipe for Kernel Seasons caramel flavor popcorn seasoning? I enjoy it immensely at the movies, and it seems like it could be replicated at home somehow. I'd like to try a homemade version before buying the product. Any ideas?
By Shawna from Paris, TN
I'm not sure about that seasoning you are mentioning, but you can make caramel corn yourself. Brown sugar is the key.
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup popcorn kernels.
Heat the oil and add 2 popcorn kernels. When they pop, add the sugar and popcorn kernels. You MUST keep shaking the pot otherwise your sugar will burn. Becareful, the sugar/caramel topping will be hot! It is so good and addicting. You can also use white sugar instaed of brown and add salt afterwards for kettle corn.
There are a few caramel popcorn recipes in this ThriftyFun archive link:
A rich flavored sounding recipe here:
A microwave recipe here:
And a Cracker Jack's copycat recipe here:
If it helps to know, these are the ingredients in Kernels Caramel Seasoning: Sugar, Brown Sugar, Natural Flavor, Caramel Color, and not more than 2% Silicon Dioxide, Tricalcium Phosphate and Soybean Oil added to prevent caking.
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Boil for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and add 1/2 tsp. soda; stir well. Pour over popped corn. Stir well. Put in large roaster. Stir in 15 minutes. Use 8 qts. popped corn. Bake 1 hour at 200 degrees F. Add peanuts, if desired.
By Robin from Washington, IA
Place 16 cups popped corn in large paper bag after it is popped. Do not pop corn in a paper bag as it could start a fire!
Combine the brown sugar, corn syrup, margarine, and salt in an 8 cup batter bowl; microwave on full power for 2 minutes. Stir well. Microwave 3 minutes, stirring after each minute. Add vanilla and baking soda. Stir well and pour over the popcorn in the bag.
Shake well and microwave on full power (fold bag ends together) 1 minute; shake bag well and close. Microwave 1 minutes; shake bag well and close. Microwave 30 seconds; shake bag well and close. Microwave another 30 seconds; shake bag and close again. Pour out on foil and let cool after separating. Store in an airtight container.
By Robin from Washington, IA
Doesn't taste at all like store-bought caramel corn, this stuff is awesome and habit-forming. It makes a bunch, so serve it at get togethers and parties. Tastes just as good the second day, so you can make it ahead of time.
Preheat oven to 200 degrees F. Place popcorn in a large baking pan or cookie sheet.
Place white and brown sugar, syrup and butter in a saucepan, bring to a boil, cook and stir 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the baking soda and cream of tartar. Pour mixture over the popcorn, stir.
Bake 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
Store in a covered bowl or pan, no need to refrigerate.
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Source: This recipe was received from a friend many years ago.
By Joy from Fairview Heights, IL
Mix everything except popcorn and soda in a large sauce pan and boil for 5 minutes stirring continually. Remove from heat. Add soda and stir well. Pour over popcorn and stir well. Place in 200 degree F oven for one hour, stirring every 15 minutes.
By Mindi from Henderson, NV
Stir together the sugar, boiling water, and cream of tartar. Boil slowly until it turns a light brown. Remove from the fire and add butter or margarine and soda.
In saucepan mix butter, corn syrup, sugar, salt and vanilla. Boil for 5 minutes. Add soda. Pour caramel sauce over popped corn and stir.