Absolutely delicious! Not-too-sweet, like the recipe says. Karo syrup is corn syrup, incidentally. I used the 'regular' kind, not light, or dark.
This is DELICIOUS! I was looking for a chewy caramel popcorn that I didn't have to bake in the oven and that would be done quickly...This is it! I'm eating now while it's still warm. :-) I will definitely be making this often. Thank you!
Delicious and so easy! I used butter instead of margarine and cut the recipe in half for all ingredients except the popcorn. It still turned out fabulous and super sweet. I think next time I will cut the recipe down to 1/4 for everything but the popcorn, making it just slightly sweet. This stuff is so good we almost ate it all in one sitting. I guess I'd feel better about eating it all if I knew I wasn't eating a whole stick of butter and 1 cup of sugar!!
I didn't realize I hadn't rated this yet. GREAT recipe! I have made this every year for the past 3 years in the Fall. People start asking for my 'homemade cracker jacks' about September, and it's all because of this recipe. I make popcorn the 'old fashioned' way on top of the stove and go from there. A really great recipe, and it makes a great gift!
Perfect caramel! I halved the recipe and put some in the oven to see the difference. Still waiting. In the meantime, the 'gooey' version is actually a very good consistency and tastes fantastic! *update* The kids prefered the oven batch, especially when it comes to braces; came out crisp and crunchy after 30 min at 250 and one stir. Thanks for sharing. I'll probably use this caramel for other things too!
Delicious! I baked @ 250 for about 30 minutes, stirring 3 times. My 3 year old can't get enough! We're making another batch to give to kids on our street tomorrow night!
I made up pop corn balls for a halloween party and decided to try this one for a change. It came out great and the balls were eaten up during the party and the rest were taken home by anxious guests requesting a baggie to travel! I loved them and look forward to making them again for Christmas for the kiddies in my family! Thank you for sharing this keeper! Linda
This is an easy way to make caramel corn and very good too. I guess I should have read some of the other reviews first about baking it afterwards because mine is a little chewy (partly too because it was really humid today). Made as is except sub'd butter for margarine. Will make again! Made for Fall 2009 PAC.
Awesome! Loved it! I made a few minor changes... To make it easy... I popped 3 full bags of Butter popcorn in microwave, then used all butter instead of margarine, and then added a cup of roasted peanuts, and finally cooked it in the oven as others did. This is easy, and a definite keeper for family and guests!