- Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Remove all unpopped kernels from popped popcorn. Put popcorn and, if desired, nuts into a 17x12x2-inch roasting pan. Keep popcorn warm in the oven while making the caramel mixture.
- Butter a large piece of foil; set aside. For caramel, in a medium saucepan, combine brown sugar, butter, and corn syrup. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture boils. Continue boiling at a moderate, steady rate, without stirring, for 5 minutes more.
- Remove saucepan from heat. Stir in baking soda and vanilla. Pour caramel over popcorn; stir gently to coat. Bake for 15 minutes. Stir mixture; bake for 5 minutes more. Spread caramel corn on prepared foil; cool. Place caramel corn in gift container; cover with plastic wrap.
Nutrition Facts (Caramel Popcorn)
- Per serving:
- 171 kcal cal.,
- 8 g fat
- (5 g sat. fat,
- 0 g polyunsaturated fat,
- 2 g monounsatured fat),
- 20 mg chol.,
- 97 mg sodium,
- 25 g carb.,
- 1 g fiber,
- 19 g sugar,
- 1 g pro.
- Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Carol Allen 1135 Days Ago
ARE YOU SURE 14 CUPS?? I DID A SIMILAR RECIPE AND ONLY USED 8 CUPS OF POPCORN.
Sheryl 1482 Days Ago
Great recipe and huge hit with the fam! I found that 2 bags microwave popcorn make about 16 C. and there's plenty of caramel mixture to generously cover. Quick to make and comes out light and crisp. What we liked best is that is doesn't stick to your teeth like some caramel popcorn recipes do!