The Clockmaker's Caramel Coated Popcorn (A Haunted Recipe)
photo by Beverlee H.
- Ready In:
- 1 cup margarine
- 2 cups brown sugar
- 1⁄2 cup Karo syrup
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 10 -15 cups popped popcorn
- In a LARGE pot, heat the margarine, brown sugar, Karo syrup, and salt together over medium heat.
- While stirring, bring mixture to a boil and allow to boil for five minutes.
- Remove from heat.
- Add baking soda and vanilla.
- Mix well.
- Pour over freshly popped popcorn.
- Stir until the popcorn is well coated.
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very yummy. i halfed the recipe, cooking the caramel mixture in the microwave instead of the stove top. takes about 2 minutes. i used 8 cups of popcorn. it was not too sticky and not to hard, just right! this is a keepr. i couldn't even wait for it to cool before digging in. p.s. try putting it in a big brown bag after it has all been stirred together and then microwaving for 1 1/2 minutes. It makes each kernel indiviually caramelized and not sticky at all.
This is an amazing recipe, I have made it for myself and my siblings and it's so good! I definately like cruncy caramel popcorn so I baked it for an hour at 250 degrees and it was delicious! Another thing me and my little sibling have done is add peanuts when it's sticky and then roll in popcorn balls, anyway you do it's just yummy!
Mmm. This was just the type of caramel popcorn I was craving! I used 10 cups of popcorn - next time I think I'll use between 12 and 15. It makes a very sticky caramel corn with only 10 cups! 12/09 Made this again with about 14 cups of popcorn and it was perfect - just sticky enough to make popcorn balls with. (I should mention I used hard margarine both times I've made this.)
My daughter made this after gleaning tips from the other reviews. It is INCREDIBLE!! She did one stick of margarine, one stick of butter, doubled the popcorn amount, and spread the mixture onto two greased cookie sheets to cook at 250 for 30 minutes, stirring 1/2 way through. Wonderful! We bagged it up in goodie bags for our neighbors for a happier Halloween. Thanks for a keeper!
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Great recipe and fun story to go with it ;)I used butter in place of margarine and baked in oven on two greased cookie sheets for the full hour stirring and breaking up every 15 min as directed. Delicious, tastes like crunch n munch popcorn which I love. Next time I'll add some cashews or salted peanuts for extra yumminess!
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!!
This is my first attempt at making caramel popcorn, and I found it to be very easy. I did use butter instead of margarine, added cashew pieces, and roasted in the oven for one hour, stirring every 15 minutes. And as a matter of fact, my clock did some strange things...oh, wait. This is the end of daylight savings time -- we "fell" back one hour today. Ah, well. For a moment I was left wondering. I was testing the recipe in anticipation of using it for Christmas gifts for neighbors and co-workers, along with cinnamon popcorn and peppermint, candy-coated popcorn. This will definitely be in the gift basket. Truly a winner!
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!
This stuff is so good! Coupla things though...the recipe makes a LOT of caramel. I used two bags of microwave popcorn (about 20-24 cups, depending) and it seemed about right. We liked it better with butter instead of margarine (we tried it both ways) and just like So Happy At Home, I baked it so it was crispy. The two year old at our party was following me around with a cup saying "popcorn! popcorn!" :) I adore the haunted story that comes with it. Great recipe!