As I said yesterday I am baking up a storm, in addition to that I am making candies and chocolates; caramel corn sort of falls in the middle. This is a great little gift to include with your cookie trays, send to kids at college or anyone that likes popcorn or caramel corn.
This recipe comes from a fun book, The All American Christmas Cookbook by Georgia Orcutt and John Margolis. The book has one recipe from each state and is filled with vintage post cards and advertisements from the same states. I think you will enjoy the recipes and the images.
Amish Christmas Caramel Corn
12/3 cups popcorn kernels (12 oz)
2 cups toasted almonds
2 cups packed brown sugar
1/2 cup corn syrup
1 tsp salt
1 cup(2 sticks) butter
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla extract
Pop the kernels according to the directions on the package. I use an air popper. Put popped kernels in 2 greased deep baking pans, add the almonds or any other nuts that you like and set aside.
Heat the oven to 250. In a pan combine brown sugar, corn syrup, salt, and butter. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Stir until combined, continue cooking for 5 minutes. Stir constantly or this will burn.
Remove the pan from the heat and add the vanilla and the baking soda. Stir until light and foamy, be careful because this will rise up in the pan and you do not want to get hurt.
Immediately pour over the popcorn and stir to coat.
Bake pans for 1 hour, removing and stirring popcorn every 15 minutes.
Line counter with waxed paper and dump popcorn on waxed paper and separate with a spatula. After cooled place in tins to keep fresh.
Enjoy! Happy holidays, happy baking and have a happy day! I also have lots of chocolate recipes this week on my other blog Once Upon A Chocolate, come over and check it out!
One more thing, as you could tell by the last few post, I love Hermes, go to How About Orange and you will find a really great link to wallpaper your desktop in HERMES! I love it. Of course there is no time for things like that until after the holidays, way to many things going on. But file that for fun at a later date.