Monday, September 19, 2011

Caramel Puffcorn...SO addicting!

You either love it or you hate it. I don't think there is any middle ground. The "puff" popcorn in the stores that is nothing but air?? *smile* We happen to love it and I purchased a small bag of it that had been made into caramel corn in an antique mall a few weeks ago so I made it my mission to find the recipe and make some.
Mission accomplished...this morning~

It is very easy to make.  I will be making some of this to give away for the holidays if I can keep my hands out of it and quit nibbling on every batch that comes out of the oven!

You start with an 8 ounce bag of "puffcorn" and dump it in a roaster.

Then in a large pan (I used my dutch oven) you put 1/2 lb of butter...that would be two sticks (recipe says NOT oleo), 1 cup brown sugar and 1/2 cup of light corn syrup. You bring that mixture to a boil and boil for 2 minutes stirring constantly.  Add 1 teaspoon of baking soda and stir until mixture foams. Pour the caramel mixture over the corn puffs and stir until well mixed. Place in a 250 degree oven for 45 minutes. Stir at least once every 10-15 minutes. Remove from oven,  pour on waxed paper and break apart.  Let cool. {don't make on a humid day or it will be mine is today, but still sooooooo good!!}

 It will look like this when it comes out of the oven.

Pretty them up when cool and give as gifts or eat it all yourself!!! lol


Tracey said...

Sandi this sounds seriously delicious!!! I love anything caramel :))

Happy Monday ~

:) T

Bonjade said...

Oh they look delicious!!!!
Really if only I could taste them ;0)
Fine evening

Lady Farmer said...

Not being a popcorn connoisseur, I have never heard of 'puffcorn'! But I love carmel corn and carmel is one of Gentleman Farmers' favorites, so I will have to locate some 'puffcorn' and give your recipe a try!
Thanks for sharing!

Bente said...

Mmm, that looks so good. I love carmel, so I don`t think it will be anything left for the rest of the family. Smile

Have a great week


Linda said...

Puff corn, never heard of it. Can you use regular popcorn? I'd like to try it. Thanks for the recipe. Love how you presented it.

A Cottage Muse said...

Mmmmm...there goes my diet this week!

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

You can also drizzle melted chocolate over it. YUM!!!

Shabby Chic Sandy said...

That looks delicious!

Paula ~ castleandcottagesigns said...

Looks so good, definately going to try this~ thanks for sharing Sandi!

Anonymous said...

Love this stuff...the jar is key. Love it for a little something to share with a friend.