Caramel Popcorn

Caramel Popcorn
Adapted From Buns in my Oven

Yield: approx 12 cups

  • 12 cups popped popcorn (about 1/2 cup kernels)
  • 1 cup peanuts (optional)
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • pinch of salt

Preheat oven to 250F.

Pop popcorn – can do this with a bit of olive oil in a large pot on the stovetop.

Mix brown sugar, maple syrup and butter/margarine (if using butter, cut into chunks before adding). Put mixture in microwave for 30 seconds, then stir. Put mixture in microwave for 2 minutes, then stir. Put mixture in microwave again for 2 minutes. Stir in vanilla, baking soda and salt. Pour mixture over popped kernels and stir to cover evenly.

Spread popcorn on a baking sheet and place in the oven. Bake up to 20 minutes, depending on desired amount of crunchyness (check every 5 minutes). If you like your caramel corn very chewy, skip the baking step.

*Make sure you thoroughly dissolve the sugar in the butter/maple mixture or it will be grainy.

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