Caramel Corn

Stir in some peanuts to make this oven caramel corn snack even more delicious!



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Yield: 9 cups
Prep Time: 20 mins
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Ingredients
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    Nonstick spray coating
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    8   cups 
    popped popcorn (about 1/3 to 1/2 cup unpopped)
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    3/4  cup 
    packed brown sugar
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    1/3  cup 
    butter (No substitutes)
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    3   tablespoons 
    light-color corn syrup
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    1/4  teaspoon 
    baking soda
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    1/4  teaspoon 
    vanilla

Directions
1.
Spray an 18x12x2-inch baking pan with nonstick spray. Remove unpopped kernels from popped corn. Place popcorn in pan; keep warm in a 300 degree F oven.
2.
Butter sides of heavy 1-1/2-quart saucepan. Add brown sugar, butter, and corn syrup. Clip candy thermometer to side of pan. Cook and stir over medium heat to 255 degree F, hard-ball stage (about 4 minutes). Remove saucepan from heat. Stir in baking soda and vanilla; pour over popcorn. Stir gently to coat.
3.
Bake in a 300 degree F oven for 15 minutes. Stir and bake 5 minutes more. Remove from oven; spread onto a large piece of foil and cool completely. Break into clusters. Makes 9 cups.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 171, Fat, total (g) 7, chol. (mg) 18, sat. fat (g) 4, carb. (g) 27, fiber (g) 1, pro. (g) 1, sodium (mg) 113, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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