1/1 Photo of Old Fashioned Caramel Popcorn in the Microwave!
My mother used to make caramel popcorn for us kids on special occasions, except she made it in the oven and it took FOREVER! This replicates the old fashioned hardened caramel coated popcorn. She got her first Amana "Radarange" and this recipe from a lady named Pat Tyner at church and our lives were forever changed... yummy caramel popcorn that was easy for mom and no waiting for us impatient, whiny kids. We've been making this recipe for many, MANY years. Posting the original recipe for safe keeping. I've added a few updates... feel free to do the same!
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- 1Pop popcorn. (Update: 2- 3.5 oz bags popped microwave popcorn can be substituted, approximately same volume).
- 2Put popped popcorn in a large, brown paper grocery bag.
- 3Stovetop: Add syrup, sugar and butter to a pan and bring to a boil for two minutes. (Update: In a microwave safe bowl, nuke until ingredients are melted and bubbly, 3-5 minutes.).
- 4Add vanilla and baking powder and stir briefly.
- 5While foaming, quickly pour caramel into the brown bag, over the popped popcorn. Roll the top of the bag together until closed and shake well.
- 6Place brown bag into the microwave and nuke 45 seconds.
- 7Remove bag from the microwave and shake well. Do not open the bag.
- 8Repeat steps: nuke for 45 seconds, remove, shake well, 3 more times.
- 9Nuke again for 30 seconds, remove, shake well and pour onto baking sheets to cool. Toss the bag.
- 10Caramel will harden as it cools, break apart and enjoy!
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Nutritional Facts for Old Fashioned Caramel Popcorn in the Microwave!
Serving Size: 1 (54 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 7
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 244.9
- Calories from Fat 118
- Total Fat 13.2 g
- Saturated Fat 8.3 g
- Cholesterol 34.8 mg
- Sodium 309.8 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 33.1 g
- Dietary Fiber 0.1 g
- Sugars 26.2 g
- Protein 0.2 g