Caramel corn is a great snack food that is naturally gluten free. I recently found some popcorn that was marked specifically for making caramel corn, so I decided to buy some to try it. I was kind of surprised, but it actually made a differece! Don’t get me worng, this caramel corn is great no matter what type of popcorn you use, but if you can find some specifically for caramel corn, give it a try. This is a fast and easy recipe, and it stays good for a few days, but it probably wont last that long! I recommend making more than you think you will need, although it is really easy to scale up or down.
Adapted from Allrecipes
1 stick of butter
1 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup corn syrup
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tsp salt
10 cups popped popcorn
Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
Place popcorn in a very large bowl.
In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Stir in brown sugar, corn syrup, vanilla, and salt. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Boil without stirring 1 minute. Pour in a thin stream over popcorn, stirring to coat.
Place in a large baking sheet, and spread it out. Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool completely before breaking into pieces.