Be warned: this snack is decadent and might kill your diet.
- 12-16 cups popped popcorn (about 3-4 microwave popcorn bags)
- 1 cup butter
- 2 cups brown sugar
- 1/2 cup light corn syrup
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- optional: 1/2 teaspoon vanilla; cinnamon; nutmeg
I made half of my popcorn in a skillet and mixed it in with some microwaved popcorn. If you have an air popper, that would be the best.
Preheat your oven to 250 degrees. In a large saucepan, bring butter, sugar and corn syrup to a boil over medium high heat.
Simmer for 5 minutes.
Take the mixture off the heat and add the baking soda. It will fluff and foam.
Pour the caramel over popcorn and toss to coat.
Bake up to one hour, stirring every 10-15 minutes, until popcorn is crunchier, lighter and drier than before. Cool on waxed paper before eating.