Friday, November 27, 2009

yummy caramel popcorn

I grew up in a house where popcorn was a staple.
Watching a movie? Let's have some popcorn.
Friends are spending the night? Let's have some popcorn.
Don't feel like fixing dinner? Let's have some popcorn!

And now, I have the same popcorn values. I usually stick to the butter and salted variety. But occasionally, I opt for caramel popcorn.
You really must try this recipe. It's gooey. And sticky. And delicious!

Caramel Popcorn

1/2 stick butter
2/3 c. brown sugar
4 T. maple syrup
1 pinch baking soda

Stir first 3 ingredients on the stove until they reach 210 degrees. Remove from heat and add baking soda. Stir and pour over popped popcorn. Not microwave popcorn. I'm talking about on the stove. Get out the oil. And the kernels. Your family will be so impressed with your skills!

1 comment:

  1. This popcorn used to be our "Snowed in" lunch. When I was a kid and it was a snow day, my dad had to work as he worked for KDOT to clear the roads and my mom rarely had to work as she is a hair stylist and no one would venture the weather for their hair. We would sit in our robes and blankets bundled up, eating this yummy popcorn and watching Young and the Restless...oh the memories! Thanks for bringing back some good ones! :)