Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Halloween Caramel Corn

This year Sean is once again unavailable for Halloween. He has duty on the ship and has to be there all day until Thursday morning. To make it a special day I made a big batch of caramel corn for him and anyone else who couldn't get leave. To keep busy, I made another big batch and divided it up to pass out to the neighbors with a little Halloween note. I don't usually brag but I make the best caramel corn you've ever had! You can make the best caramel corn too because I'm giving out the recipe. Happy Halloween!
1 cup butter
2 cups light brown sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1 tsp vanilla
10 cups popped popcorn, eyeball it (I fill up my largest mixing bowl)
2 11oz bags of candy corn
1 12oz can of honey roasted peanuts
Large bag of plain M&M's

Melt butter, sugar, and syrup on medium high heat in a medium saucepan, stirring occasionally. Bring to a boil. Boil for 1 minute then remove from heat. Add vanilla and stir. Pour over popped popcorn in a large bowl and mix thoroughly until the popcorn is coated. Mix in the peanuts and candy corn. To prevent melting, let the popcorn cool for a few minutes before you add the M&M's (even if the candy melts, it's still tasty). So good!!


erin said...

This sounds so good! I am going to have to try it.

Melissa said...

Is it crunchy or soft?

Heidi said...

It's buttery soft if you coat all the popcorn. It doesn't harden up like a popcorn ball. Mmmmmm. . . .