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Monday, January 19, 2015

Grandma Scharnhorst's Microwave Caramel Corn

   I read somewhere that January 19th is national popcorn day.  Everything has a day these days!  Anyway, I figured I might as well make this in honor of popcorn day.

    When I asked Matt if his grandma had any recipes this was the first thing he mentioned.  He remembers them making it together when he was a kid.  They liked it so much, that he and Jess asked her to make it a couple of years back.  We all went to Grandma's house and make the caramel corn.  We couldn't wait for it to cool.  We ate it while it was still hot and sticky!

  So, next time you are at the grocery store, ask for a paper bag.  You'll thank yourself!



Grandma Scharnhorst's Microwave Caramel Corn

Ingredients:

3-4 quarts popped corn
peanuts (optional)
1 stick butter
1 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup corn syrup
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda

  1. Place corn in a paper grocery bag.  Add nuts if using.
  2. In medium sauce pan, add butter, brown sugar, corn syrup and salt.  Boil for 3 minutes stirring frequently.
  3. Stir in baking soda.
  4. Pour caramel mixture over popcorn.  Roll down the top of the bag and shake.
  5. Place bag in microwave and heat on high for 1 1/2 minutes
  6. Shake and place back in microwave.  Heat for 1 minute 15 seconds.
  7. Shake again and then pour onto a rimmed baking sheet to cool.

10 comments:

  1. Definitely going to try this :) Stopping by from Tumbleweed Contessa's Superbowl Party!

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  2. I like caramel corn. Thanks for stopping by Tumbleweed Contessa. Have a great Super Bowl party.

    Linda

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    1. Thank you! It is a really good recipe and super easy.

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  3. OMG this caramel corn looks awesome and not too difficult to make. Your recipe has the most clicks, over at Simple Supper Tuesday. We hope you can join us again this week, starting Monday night at 8pm EST.

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    1. That is awesome, thanks! It is so much easier doing it in the microwave than the oven.

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  4. Your delicious popcorn received the Most Clicks at our Simple Supper Tuesday Linky Party at Moore or Less Cooking!!

    LINK: http://mooreorlesscooking.com/2015/01/26/simple-supper-tuesday-linky-party-46/

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    1. That is awesome, thank you!

      It really is a good recipe. So much easier than baking it off!

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  5. Genius! Thanks your Grandma from all of us!!

    Mollie

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    1. Isn't it a perfect way to finish the caramel corn? Anything that makes it edible faster is a win in my book!

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