Friday, February 3, 2012

Caramel Corn

Every year, my wonderful sister in law sends us a HUGE package of goodies for Christmas.  By goodies, I mean things like homemade toffee, gingerbread, and mini banana breads.  This may not sound like too big of a deal, but some years, depending on where we are living, she has to send the package half way around the world.  She lovingly wraps up the breads and cookies so they can make it to foreign lands….like Japan, Germany, and Mississippi. 

I should say we most look forward to this package because it is full of little pieces of love from home.  But if I be totally honest, the main reason that I want it is because it always always always contains Caramel Corn.

Inevitably I end up being all grinchy about this delicious stuff because there is simply not enough to stuff non-stop into my mouth, and still be able to share with the rest of my family.  So this year, I was forced to make my own.

This recipe is from Paula Dean, and not from my sister-in-law, but it tastes the same. (I don’t actually have the recipe from her.) I wouldn’t be surprised if my SIL was Paula’s personal recipe tester or something like that.  Carol….you are a baking/cooking superstar! 

Caramel Corn
Via Paula Deen


  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

Preheat oven to 200 degrees F.  Over medium heat, combine first 4 ingredients and boil for 5 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in baking soda. Stir well. Pour over 8 quarts popped corn. Stir to coat well. Bake in large roaster or pan(I used two cookie sheets) for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Spread on waxed paper to dry.


  1. Well Thank you. Looks pretty good, not quite the same recipe. I would gladly share it with you sometime. I am glad you like it so much. It is so fun to send goodies to you guys, helps to feel closer, we miss you and even more so around the holidays. You do pretty awesome yourself Lynn with all your craftiness. I say the kids are only young once and make the absolute most of it. Create memories and traditions. Love ya. Carol

  2. Thank you for sharing your wonderful recipe at Potpourri Friday!

  3. Oh.... YUMMY!!!!!!!

    Would you mind linking your wonderful recipe on my blog please??? :)

  4. First of all, THANK YOU for this recipe, I LOVE caramel corn! Seocond, thanks for following @! Also, I really don't think that particular wine won't go well with octopus....jellyfish however might be great :)

  5. Oh man that looks good! Thank you for joining the blog hop! Following you via GFC :)