Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 1 hr 30 mins
Cook 0 mins

This is a recipe that came from my grandmother. I was going through some of her recipe cards today remembering all the good times we had cooking and baking "up north" and I wanted to put it on here...just in case I lost the original handwritten copy.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 cup butter (NO substitutions)
  • 2 cups brown sugar (firmly packed)
  • 12 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 12 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 5 quarts popped corn (it is best if you do it the "old-fashioned" way with oil and popcorn in a pan on the stove...microwa)
  • 2 cups nuts (your choice) (optional)

Directions

  1. melt butter.
  2. stir in brown sugar, corn syrup and salt. bring to a boil stirring constantly.
  3. boil without stirring 5 minutes (this is crucial).
  4. remove from heat, gradually stir in baking soda and vanilla.
  5. place your popcorn and nuts in a large bowl. gradually pour the caramel mixture onto the popcorn mixing well.
  6. place popcorn on baking sheets and bake at 250 degrees for 1 hour stirring every 15 minutes.
  7. remove from oven and let cool completely. break apart and store in air tight container.

Reviews

(3)
Most Helpful

This recipe was given to me by a friend. The only difference was that it used 6 quarts popped popcorn. (Note use 2 cookie sheets) It is a really great recipe! Fantastic to give as gifts during the holidays!

socholy August 02, 2010

Recipes passed down are the GREATEST gift !! This one is a treasure !! We loved the sweet, buttery, popcorn and will make again and again !

Theresa P December 31, 2008

Hi, My 4 daughters and I would make this over 20 years ago.It is the best Caramel Corn ever.Thank you for posting it,I lost my recipe when a leaky roof took out most of our pictures and recipes. School cooker

School cooker August 27, 2008

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