Last evening my friend Nora and I decided to try out one of her family recipes for Caramel Corn. Let me tell you, it is incredible! Buttery, caramel-y, crunchy. Just divine. I love the unique texture of this sweet and savory treat made with store-bought corn pops. It is light and airy, which makes it even more tempting to eat handful after handful. Serve this for a girls night with holiday movies or bring it to an Ugly Sweater Party. It is destined to be a crowd pleaser.
Carmel Corn Pops
- 8 oz. bag corn pops
- 1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
- 1/2 cup light corn syrup
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 tsp. baking soda
Place corn pops in a large roasting pan.
In a 2 qt. sauce pan, over medium heat, mix the butter, corn syrup and brown sugar. (Gourmet Gab Tip: Spray the measuring cup for corn syrup with a little non-stick cooking spray. The corn syrup will pour right out!)
Stir constantly for 2 minutes, or until bubbly around the edges, remove from heat. (Nora did a great job of stirring!)
Add 1 tsp. baking soda to cause foaming (this will allow for proper coating of pops).
Pour caramel over pops and stir until pops are properly coated.
Place in 250’F oven for approximately 45 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes.
Remove from oven and pour onto waxed paper. Break apart to desired piece size before pops can cool.
Happy caramel corn baking from Gourmet Gab and Nora!
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