Caramel Corn

Heading up north during fall is a Michigan must. The air is crisp and cool and you can’t help but explore the highest peaks of the area, to catch a glimpse of the richest shades of orange and red that paint the town. The nostalgic shops and ice cream parlors always have freshly popped popcorn that has been covered in a soft buttery caramel. To welcome autumn I made up a batch of this fall favorite, placed it into cellophane bags, and will hand it out to guests who stop over this month.
Caramel Corn
Ingredients
20 cups of popcorn (4 bags) popped
1 cup peanuts (optional)
1 cup light Karo corn syrup
2 1/3 cups brown sugar
2 sticks salted butter
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 teaspoon baking soda

Directions
1. Melt corn syrup, brown sugar and butter in a large pot over medium low heat. Once melted together add the sweetened condensed milk and bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Once at a boil reduce to medium heat continue to stir, and cook until it reaches soft ball stage or about eight more minutes. Remove from heat, add baking soda and stir to combine.
2. Pour over popcorn and nuts (if adding), stir well. Pour onto waxed or parchment paper and allow cooling before storing in an airtight container or bag.

21 comments :

  1. This looks so good! And I would love to go up to Northern Michigan in the fall....my best friend lives in Petoskey and she's always telling me how gorgeous it is!

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  2. This is one of my favorites! Pinning it now so I can make it later! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Yum, that looks so amazing! Lucky guests :)

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  4. Um, can I stop over just so I can get a little bag of this?? Yum!! :)

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  5. Wow, this is making me really really want some caramel corn! :)

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  6. This looks amazing!!! I love carmel corn!

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  7. This looks amazing!!! I love carmel corn!

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  8. Yummy I love caramel corn! You have an amazing blog!

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  9. yum yum! this seems like the perfect fall treat too!

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  10. ahh i LOVE caramel corn!! can't believe you made it. but now i'm kind of sad to see how much butter and sugar is in it...whyy can't delicious things be healthy?? thanks for visiting my blog! now following yours :)

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  11. I love popcorn! I'm definitely trying this! Following you back!

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  12. I'm addicted to popcorn! I will have to make this over the weekend. So happy to find your blog, it's darling!! Following you now.:)
    -amy
    www.dreamingincashmere.com

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  13. I want to try this; I'm not sure if I can get my kids to taste it, but for a long time I've wanted to play with a caramel recipe or two. This might be even better w/ my home made on the stove popcorn... and if I can keep the candy coating light it might be too addictive.

    Thank you!

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  14. Oh my sweet heavens. I'm totally making this this weekend!!! It's something I've always wanted to try but was too nervous. Your instructions are so simple!

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  15. Mmmmmmm....I ADORE caramel corn! I need an excuse to make some and lots of friends to help me eat it :)

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  16. i love caramel corn! i've never thought to make it myself... but it looks so easy!! :)

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  17. oh my goodness, this looks delicious!

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