Sunday, December 02, 2007

Carmel Corn Recipe!!!!

As promised, here is the recipe for the fantabulous carmel corn I made this week! I'm tellin' ya, it's amazing! Just so everyone knows, this is NOT a recipe I created all my own. It's from our friends at Old Dutch Foods (maker of potato chips)!

This recipe starts out with one bag of Old Dutch Puffcorn. Here is a link so you can see what the bag looks like. You should be able to find it in your local grocery store, especially this time of year! Open up the bag and pour it into a great big mixing bowl.

Preheat oven to 250 degrees. In a saucepan, melt 2 sticks of butter (not margarine), 1 1/4 cup brown sugar, and 2/3 cup light corn syrup. Once it's melted, add in 1 tsp. baking soda. This makes the mixture foam somewhat. Pour the melted mixture over the popcorn and mix until all pieces are covered with the gooey delight. This is where I broke from the traditional recipe. At this point, I added a BUNCH of roasted peanuts to the carmel corn and stirred them into the mixture. Then I split the mixture onto two baking sheets (covered with parchment paper if you don't want such a sticky mess), and spread the carmel corn out on the pan, so it's all one layer. Then put pans into oven (I put them each on their own shelf and then rotated them throughout the cooking time) for 45 minutes, stirring mixture every 15 minutes. When baking time is done, remove from oven and let cool. Break carmel corn up into small chunks and store in zip lock bags or Rubbermaid container.

My husband and Youngest Son LOVED this stuff and my hubby is NOT a sweet eater. None of us could stop eating it! I guarantee your family will LOVE this stuff. I'm sure many of you have heard of this recipe or tried it before, but if you haven't, you're in for a special treat!

Enjoy!

Hugs,
Amy

6 comments:

  1. wow, thanks for such a delicious-sounding recipe! I might have to try this one soon! I read posts like this and it's beginning to get me into a holiday mood a lot quicker! LOL TFS and have fun digging out! We only got a dusting overnight which will be melted soon. Have a great weekend and TFS!

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  2. Oh Amy I have this recipe (or very similar anyway) and it is the BEST thing EVER!!!!! I could eat the entire batch myself and it never lasts very long in my house . . I'm tempted to go make some now! :) Hey, I'm curious, did you ever get that "heartfelt greetings" stamp?

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  3. This sounds just YUMMY! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. This sounds yummy! Thanks for the recipe!

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  5. Mary K2:30 PM

    I finally made the caramel corn and it is a hit at our house! My 3 1/2 year old doesn't like to get her hands dirty, but as she was digging in to the sticky UNbaked corn she exclaimed, "this is some good stuff right here!" Thanks so much for sharing your recipes, time, talent, family stories, and faith. You make my day better EVERYDAY!

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