2012,  Recipes

Salted Caramel Popcorn

I love trying the recipes I find on Pinterest!
And I love Caramel popcorn! 
I remember when I was a kid and my aunts, who lived out of town, 
would send our family a box of goodies for Christmas.
Lots of home made cookies, popcorn balls, etc.
So I decided I wanted to do that my my sister and her family. 
I talked with my mom and sister in law about making some goodies to send in the box too! 
I wanted to try some recipes from Pinterest that I have been pinning to try later! 
Here is what I made:
Samoas (yep, like the girl scout ones)
 Peanut butter bars
Salted caramel popcorn
Pretzel kiss sandwiches
and Peanut butter balls
So here is how to make the Salted caramel popcorn!
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup corn syrup
  • 1 14-ounce can of sweetened condensed milk
  • sea salt 
 Combine all caramel ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat. 
Bring to a boil, stirring to melt and blend all ingredients together. 
Reduce heat to low and continue a slow boil; stir constantly to avoid the caramel from burning. 
Caramel is done when it reaches the soft ball candy stage (approximately 10 minutes at slow boil). 
While still hot, pour caramel over a big bowl of popcorn, mixing well to coat. 
Sprinkle liberally with the sea salt, again, mixing well for even coverage throughout the batch.
Also, the recipe Did Not specify how much popcorn to use so I had to work on that myself.
What I did was made 2 full batches of popcorn using seeds and my popcorn popper. 
I ended up using one full batch, and another 3/4 of the 2nd batch.
I didn’t take pictures during the process, but here is my final result!
Don’t let this picture fool you. 
This was just the little batch I was snacking on while making the rest of the treats! 
It made a huge amount!

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