This post contains images and cooking tips featuring old fashion carmel popcorn recipe. Once you have tried this recipe using old fashion ingredients you will see what it is a classic must have.
Carmel Popcorn Recipe Tip
The biggest mistake you can make when creating this recipe is to not remove the kernels that didn’t pop. Using an popcorn air-popper appliance is a sure way to keep the kernels out of the mix. You can also pop the corn kernels on the stove top and shake the pot after cooked. By moving the pot with lid on vigorously the kernels will fall to bottom. Either method you decide to use I recommend checking the popped corn before adding carmel mix.
Old Fashion Carmel Popcorn Recipe
When I was a small child I remember my dad making Grandmas’ Old Fashion Carmel Popcorn Recipe during the Autumn season. When I became a mom I would use this recipe for my kids Halloween get together snack. Using ingredients that are easy to find locally you can create your own version of ‘Cracker Jack’ mix (only without the free toy in the box!).
Old Fashion Carmel Corn RecipeCourse: dessertCuisine: American
This is the best carmel corn recipe that will bring back childhood memories and create new ones!
1 cup of popping corn
1 cup butter (salty creamy variety)
2 cups of brown sugar ( dark is perfect)
1/2 cup of dark corn syrup
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup roasted peanuts (salted)
1 cup candy corn (optional)
Prepare popcorn. I like to make mine on the stove top but you will have less kernels if you use an electric air popped tool. It is SUPER IMPORTANT that you make sure there are NO kernels in the prepared popcorn.
Preheat oven to 250*F
In a sauce pan melt butter over medium heat. Stir in brown sugar, corn syrup, and salt. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly until the mix boils. Once is starts to boil leave it for about 4 minutes bubbling before turning off heat.
Remove pan from the heat before stirring in vanilla and baking soda. Pour over the popcorn while stirring until well covered. Toss in peanuts if desired and mix / stir to coat.
Spread popcorn mix onto a shallow baking sheet. Bake in the preheated over, stirring e very 15 minutes for 1 hour. Once the mix has cooled you can toss in candy corn and store in air tight container.
The key ingredient is using the dark brown sugar and dark corn syrup in this recipe.
After trying out this recipe I would love to hear your opinion. How did it taste??? Are you going to make it again? Be sure to leave a comment below to let me know. If you would like to give me a rating of 1-5 please do and I will add your comment to this blog post. Keep in mind that 5 is the BEST!
Happy Carmel Corn Making,