Easy Caramel Popcorn

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by SuzyQ in Seattle

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.

Top Review by Ambervim

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.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

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

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