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    Easy Caramel Popcorn

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    25 mins

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    15 mins

    SuzyQ in Seattle's Note:

    I like to make this for football parties or for any casual get togethers. It turns out great every time! Make it ahead of time and put it in zip-lock bags to keep fresh and crunchy.

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    Serves: 18



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    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 350.
    2. 2
      Pop the popcorn and distribute it evenly between 2 large baking sheets with rims.
    3. 3
      Divide the peanuts in half and sprinkle on top of the popcorn.
    4. 4
      In a heavy saucepan melt butter over medium heat. Stir in brown sugar and molasses.
    5. 5
      Bring to a boil and boil for 5 minutes.
    6. 6
      Remove from heat and drizzle over the 2 sheets of popcorn, distributing it as evenly as possible.
    7. 7
      Bake in oven for 15 minutes, gently turning the popcorn with a large spatula every 3 minutes.
    8. 8
      As it bakes, the caramel will melt and cover the popcorn evenly.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 21, 2013


      Way easy. Way good. I used air popped corn. Then I melted buter, sugar & molasses in a big soup pot, big enough to hold all the popcorn and mixed it in that. Only took 10 minutes in oven. Do not use top rack as it might burn. I did add kosher salt after it came out of the oven. Molasses is good but not needed.

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    • on February 07, 2012


      Yummy. Tastes just like Cracker Jacks! I didn't add any nuts and I made a failed attempt at adding chocolate by melting Herseys Kisses (they don't melt so well when you are TRYING to melt them!! They ended up gritty and chalky- but tasted pretty good!). I tried to mix the chocolate in but it didn't turn out so well. Oh well! It tasted good anyway. Luckily I had made this just to satisfy my sweet tooth today ;) Next time I will use the kind of chocolate that was made for melting or stick with the original recipe and add peanuts. Thanks for sharing!

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    • on January 29, 2007


      YUM! This is good! I especially like that it uses molasses instead of corn syrup. Great flavor yet quick to make. I used honey roasted peanuts and 2 bags of Orville Redenbacher organic smart pop, which yielded about 16 cups popcorn. Be sure to remove the kernels before adding caramel sauce!! For our tastes, I would double the caramel sauce to completely coat the popcorn. We inhaled this! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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    Nutritional Facts for Easy Caramel Popcorn

    Serving Size: 1 (40 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 18

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 198.4
    Calories from Fat 105
    Total Fat 11.7 g
    Saturated Fat 4.1 g
    Cholesterol 13.5 mg
    Sodium 152.5 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 21.4 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.1 g
    Sugars 12.0 g
    Protein 4.0 g

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