My friend Michelle taught a grain class today and I sat in on it. Yes, I attend classes as well as teach. It keeps me young. I think she taught me a few things too. Thank you Michelle! One of recipes that she shared was pretty dang yummy. It was a great way to make chewy caramel corn using 3 ingredients for the caramel (4 ingredients for the whole recipe if you count the popcorn). I think it was just awesome. Aaaawwwwsoooome!. Michelle told us that this is a recipe her mom would make with her very often. Every Thursday night when she lived at home they'd make caramel popcorn together and watch a movie. Ah. You know I'm a sucker for a good family recipe right? I think it's one that we'll keep around for a long time. Note. It uses a lot of butter. Um...I really think this needs to be added to my "Evil" category. Do you know what else? I think it would be amazing with some freeze dried apple mixed with the popcorn (caramel apple popcorn?!) or salted almonds. However, as it sits...it's just a simple, easy, no fuss, beautiful, chewy and delicious caramel popcorn.
Michelle's Mom's Caramel Popcorn
2cubes butter (1/2 lb)
1/2 cup dark Karo Syrup
2 cups Brown sugar
16 cups popped popcorn (about 1 cup unpopped)
In a heavy bottomed pot, melt butter over medium heat. Add Karo syrup and brown sugar. Bring to a hard boil one minute only. Pour over popcorn and stir well.
Thank you Michelle! Thank you Michelle's Mom!
There you go. Make some easy caramel popcorn. Another family favorite here is the Homemade Cracker-Jacks. Whatever you make. Make yummy memories!
Always My Very Best,
Your Friend Chef Tess