Oh this is way too good, too easy and too fast!!! Made as directed, omitting the peanuts, and it was absolutely perfect. Used microwave popcorn with great results, just be sure to remove all unpopped kernels. I LOVE that this recipe doesn't need baking time, but it tastes as good as the versions that take an hour in the oven. And I should know, I've been on a caramel corn kick lately. Used a regular glass bulb type candy thermometer, removed the metal clip first, and had no problems, in fact was impressed it was so easy to do. Thanks for sharing the recipe! This is a great find!