Caramel Popcorn Tutorial
5 quarts of freshly popped popcorn (this is about 3-4 bags of plain popcorn)
1/2 cup butter
2 cups brown sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat the oven to 250 degrees. Pop your popcorn and pour into two 9x13 baking dishes. Keep popcorn warm in the oven while you make the caramel sauce.
In a small sauce pan, melt the butter. Once melted, stir in the brown sugar, corn syrup, and salt. Bring to a boil and boil without stirring for 4 minutes. Then remove from heat. Add the vanilla extract and baking soda, stir well.
Pour half of the sauce over each pan of popcorn. Stir to coat and put back in the oven. Bake for 45 minutes- 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes.
Let cool and keep in an air tight container. Oh, then eat it. =)