We have a very generous mom, Janee' Myers - the school's PE teacher/librarian, who donates 25 bags of her homemade caramel popcorn. Let me tell you, this popcorn is gooood! It sells quick and everyone loves it. On my days to help with Popcorn Friday, I come home with a couple of bags. I will blow my healthy eating just for 1 small bag of this popcorn. I was amazed at how delicious this popcorn is, and how easy. The popcorn is light, crisp, sweet and melts in your mouth delicious. It is a great addition to any upcoming parties.
I can’t help myself - its delicious!
1 cup butter
2 cups brown sugar
1/2 cup corn syrup
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. vanilla extract
5 quarts popped popcorn (20 cups)
Preheat oven to 250. Place popcorn in a large bowl. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Stir in brown sugar, corn syrup and salt. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Boil without stirring 4 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in soda and vanilla. Pour in a thin stream over popcorn, stirring to coat.
Place in two large shallow baking dishes and bake in preheated oven, stirring every 15 minutes, for 1 hr. Remove from oven and let cool completely before breaking into pieces.