HARVEST CARAMEL CORN

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Popcorn for your staying at home on holiday is awesome.  It is delicious and we love the way it turns out.  It was so good but we wold love to try a different version for Fall/Thanksgiving.  We went a different route and made a caramel popcorn this time.  It turned out great!  

 

HOW TO MAKE HARVEST CARAMEL CORN

You will need:

Pop your popcorn and salt it liberally

The first step is to make some popcorn.  You can use microwave popcorn but we recommend you make the popcorn on the stove.  It is very easy. First, pour 2 Tbsp. of oil in the bottom of a medium/large pan. The oil should generously cover the bottom of the pan.  Heat pan over Medium/High heat. Put 3 test popcorn kernels in the pan.   After test kernels pop, add 1/2 cup of popcorn kernels to the pan.  Take the pan off heat when the sound of kernels popping slows down. It’s that easy. Once you have the popcorn made, salt it liberally and make sure that you have pulled out any of the un-cooked kernels.

Melt butter in a medium pan

Melt 1/2 cup of butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat.

Add brown sugar to melted butter

Add 1 cup of brown sugar and stir until thoroughly mixed.

Stirring constantly, bring to a boil

Stirring continuously, bring the butter and sugar mixture up to a boil and cook for 5 minutes.  Add the 2 tsp. of vanilla at the 4 minute mark.

Caramel mixture

After boiling for 5 minutes, add the 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda.  This will cause the caramel to change colors and foam up a bit.  This is the chemical reaction that you want. The bubbling effect of the baking soda will aerate the caramel and make it lighter and smoother and therefore easier to coat the popcorn.

Pour caramel mixture onto popcorn

Drizzle 3/4 of the caramel mixture over the popcorn. Save 1/4 of the mixture to the side.

Mix until popcorn is covered with Caramel mixture

Use a spoon to gently fold the popcorn with the mixture until the kernels are all covered.

Add candy to the Harvest Caramel Popcorn

Now you need to get your Harvest Blend M&Ms and Mini Rolo’s to add to the Harvest Caramel Corn.  To get the candy to stick to the popcorn, drizzle the remaining caramel mixture over the caramel corn and immediately sprinkle the candy on the areas with the drizzled caramel mixture.

Harvest Caramel Corn - a fun Fall treat. Sweet and salty popcorn covered in delicious caramel - so delicious and so easy to make. It would be a great Thanksgiving Party Food or a Fall movie night dessert! Follow us for more fun Thanksgiving and Fall Food ideas.

Let the popcorn cool and your super delicious Harvest Caramel Corn is ready to serve!

Harvest Caramel Corn - a fun Fall treat. Sweet and salty popcorn covered in delicious caramel - so delicious and so easy to make. It would be a great Thanksgiving Party Food or a Fall movie night dessert! Follow us for more fun Thanksgiving and Fall Food ideas.

This is the best sweet version of popcorn we have ever  made.  Salty popcorn, sweet creamy caramel and the extra chocolate from the Rolo’s and M&M’s – so very yummy! And easy to make too.  This is a great Fall snack and would look gorgeous on your Thanksgiving Dessert Table.  Two Sisters Crafting Thumbs way up on this one!

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