1.26.2010

Microwave Caramel Popcorn


Microwave Caramel Corn
(adapted from Cooks.com)

16 c. popped popcorn (we did two batches in our air popper and didn't measure)
1/2 c. butter
1/2 tsp. salt
1 c. brown sugar
1/4 c. light corn syrup
1/2 tsp. baking soda

Microwave butter, salt, brown sugar and syrup in uncovered bowl for 3 minutes. Stir. Microwave another 3 minutes. Stir in baking soda.
Use one large brown paper grocery bag. Spray with Pam. Add popcorn and caramel mix. Microwave for approximately 2 1/2 minutes, stopping to shake bag every 30 seconds. After removing from microwave, spread on two cookie sheets to cool.
Enjoy!

5 comments:

kathbot said...

It's been forever since I made this! Seriously yum.

Don't use a brown plastic sack, you need paper!

Audrey said...

Thanks for pointing that out; I clarified. :)

Nevita said...

Yummi, they will be great with a movie :)

Kirsten said...

Sounds great! Similar to pecan brittle that I make in the microwave- Thanks for this! can't wait to try it out... If it helps anyone...when I do the caramel mix- I butter my utensil and bowl before I begin- that makes for easier cleanup... and if this recipe works like the brittle I make- when you add the baking soda... the caramel mixture goes kind of 'fizzy'... so use a large bowl to allow for the 'fizz', otherwise it will fizz out of your bowl.......Thanks again Audrey!!...the oven recipe I had was a little time intensive...this sounds super easy... :)

anaspopov said...

It looks delicious! Thank you for sharing.