Quick and Easy Caramel Corn

Quick and Easy Caramel Corn

Popped corn coated with homemade caramel sauce

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  • PAM® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray
  • 1 bag (82.3 g each) Orville Redenbacher's® Gourmet® Butter Microwave Popcorn
  • 1/2 cup Fleischmann's® Original-stick (1/2 cup = 1 stick)
  • 1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 8 servings (1 cup each)
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Amount per Serving
Calories 247  
  % Daily Value*
Total fat 12 g 18%
Saturated fat 3 g 17%
Cholesterol 0 MG 0%
Sodium 318 MG 13%
Carbohydrate 37 g 12%
Dietary fiber 1 g 3%
Sugars 28 g
Protein 1 g
Vitamin A   9%
Vitamin C   0%
Calcium   2%
Iron   2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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  1. Preheat oven to 300°F. Lightly spray 15x10-inch shallow baking pan with cooking spray; set aside. Spray large bowl with cooking spray; set aside.
  2. Prepare popcorn according to package directions. Remove all unpopped kernels. Place popped corn in bowl.
  3. Place Fleischmann's, brown sugar, corn syrup and salt in medium saucepan. Heat over medium heat until Fleischmann's melts, stirring well to combine. Cook WITHOUT STIRRING until candy thermometer reaches soft ball stage (235 to 240°F), about 10 minutes.
  4. Remove brown sugar mixture from heat. Stir in baking soda until well blended. Quickly drizzle caramel over popped corn. Using two spatulas, carefully toss to coat evenly. Spread in single layer in pan.
  5. Bake 15 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes to distribute caramel evenly. Remove from oven and stir again. Cool completely on waxed paper. Serve or store in tightly sealed container.

Cook's Tip

To remove unpopped kernels easily, place popped corn in large bowl. Gently lift and transfer popped corn to another bowl with one's hands. Add a handful of your favorite nuts to this recipe. If making a larger batch, place caramel coated popcorn in large aluminum roaster for easier stirring while baking.
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1 Reviews for Quick and Easy Caramel Corn
Excellent recipe!Quick and easy to prepare,not sticky or time consuming.One of the favorites to make at our assisted living center!
May 15, 2013

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