Sweet & Spicy Caramel Corn
Adapted from Allrecipes.com: My Friend's Amish Caramel Corn
1 cup butter
½ cup corn syrup
2 cups brown sugar
½ teaspoon grey sea salt
2 pinches (or to taste) of red pepper flakes
1 cup unpopped popcorn
1 teaspoon vanilla
½ teaspoon baking soda
Pop corn with air popper. Place the popped popcorn into large roaster pan.
Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F. Combine the brown sugar, corn syrup, butter, pepper flakes and salt in a saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring enough to blend. Once the mixture begins to boil, boil for 5 minutes while stirring constantly.
Remove from the heat, and stir in the baking soda and vanilla. The mixture will be light and foamy. Immediately pour over the popcorn in the pans, and stir to coat. Don't worry too much at this point about getting all of the corn coated.
Bake for 1 hour, removing the pans, and giving them each a good stir every 15 minutes. Line the counter top with waxed paper. Dump the corn out onto the waxed paper and separate the pieces. Allow to cool completely, then store in airtight containers or resealable bags.
This sounds really good and like all my family would like that!
This looks addicting!
Spicy sweet?? I bet that's good!
Hugging the Coast
I make a lot of popcorn for the people at work, so I'll definitely be keeping this recipe in mind!
That caramel corn looks so good! I like the sound of adding some heat to it!
Salty, sweet, and spicy...perfect!
Now you've got me craving caramel corn. I have never tried the baking step after coating the popped corn. Very interesting.
If I had this in my house, I would eat it too quickly!
Cinnamon Girl aka Reeni♥
Sounds yummy! I like the more crispy type too.
Gosh, I love caramel corn; I've never made it though. Silly me! But I'd have to eat it until 1. it was gone or 2. until I was sick, LOL!!!!
Hey all, my son Christopher called to ask me if I used a spoon for something else I was making to stir the pot. he he. He could taste the heat and thought I had goofed up. He could feel the heat in his mouth. 😉 He also said it was the best caramel corn he had ever had! Love my kids!!