We LOVE this ! It just couldn't get any better. One little secret? Cook the sugar/butter mixture to about 310 - 320 degrees. ((hard crack stage). If you don't boil it at least to that temp, the caramel never "sets" and the caramel corn is chewy and spongy, not crisp and hard.
I just wanted to say that this is just terrific! I have had this many times, but have never made it. In response to The NovakFamilys review, some of us really like "Homemade" better than pre-made, store bought. I did vary from the recipe a little, I love Caramel Corn with Peanuts, so I added Peanuts to this and it just made it so much better!!! Like many others stated, just like Caramel corn with out the old maids or hulls! Thank you very much for the great recipe!!
My family loves this. I've made it for slumber parties, super bowl parties, and New Year's Eve. It always goes fast. I spray my roaster pan first. Don't know if I need to but it works for me. Thanks for a great recipe.
I also used imitation maple syrup because that is what I had on hand. I tossed the puffy corn with roasted peanuts and cashews, too. I added 1 Tbsp ground cinnamon and 1/4 tsp ground cayene pepper to the caramel. It turned out sweet, salty, and a bit spicy. It hits on the high notes! My family loved it. We will make it again!
I can't believe I forgot to rate this recipe! I've been making it for 2 years now and everytime I have to hand out the recipe! This is so easy and addictive. I line my roaster with release foil because I worry about it sticking. Thank you so much for such a crowd pleaser!!!
This was much easier and way better than traditional caramel corn I did boil it to hard crack stage to get a better set and used stoneware roasters, they don't burn on the bottom. In the Midwest, the puffed corn is called O-Ke-Doke. People have been doing this type of recipe at holidays for years, but the recipe was always on the back of the bag so no one wrote it down. Thanks for sharing!
Made for a holiday school treat for my Grandaughter. Followed the recipe to a T and it is delicious. She is lucky there is any left to share with her class. I could have eaten it all! Thanks so much for posting!
I love this recipe!! It's super easy and a sure crowd-pleaser. It melts in your mouth. I love that there are no yucky kernels so kids of all ages can have it. I just made a batch to include in my Christmas gift assortment. I know the recipients will love it as much as we do. Thanks for an awesome recipe.
Warning: you need to make a double batch of this because it doesn't last long in my house. We take a handful everytime we walk by. Very addicting. Love it!
My husband and I have season tickets for the Seahawks. Our friends, Judy and Tony, brought this to the last game of the year. OMG! We were both in heaven! I just made a batch and my husband will be lucky if there is any left by the time he gets home from work!