Thursday, December 9, 2010
Homemade Caramel Popcorn
It's so EZ anyone can do it - oh but the sugar is HOT - so maybe not little kids unless they are very careful and working with supervision
All it takes is sugar, butter and popcorn
I airpop a big bowl of popcorn
Then I sprinkle it with salt...yes, salt and caramel are tasty together like peanut butter and jelly, or coffee and cream or...well, you get the idea.
Just melt a couple cups of sugar over low heat.
And then CAREFULLY add in a stick of chopped up butter. When your caramel is golden and the sugar is dissolved (175 to 180 degrees-measured with a candy thermometer-but I just eyeball it) pour it over the popcorn and mix it up with a wooden or metal spoon (don't use plastic-it will melt). YUMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMilicious!!!
This can make a perfect present with plenty of Taste. Simply put your caramel corn in a big bowl, cover it with foil and deliver it to neighbors, coworkers, friends or family for a foodtastic gift. This is an inexpensive way to "treat" your loved ones at the holidays.