Monday, March 29, 2010

Carmel Popcorn


1 Cup Butter (2 Sticks)
4 cups Brown Sugar (not packed)
2 cups light Karo Syrup
2 cans Sweetened Condensed Milk
*not Evaporated Milk
2 Teaspoons good Vanilla
8 to 10 quarts popped popcorn.


1. Combine butter, sugar, karo syrup and stir well.  
2. Keep stirring over medium heat until sugar has dissolved.  
3. When mixture comes to a slow boil, add your condensed milk – keep stirring. 
4. Stir constantly until mixture comes to a soft ball stage.
5. Stir in vanilla and pour over popcorn, and stir to coat.

(Check to see if carmel is done)
Take a 1/2 cup measuring cup.
Fill it 3/4 full with COLD WATER
Take a tablespoon, dip it into the hot caramel that is boiling on the stove.
Drop that caramel into the COLD WATER.
With your spoon, try to bring all that caramel together to make a SOFT BALL.
If it won’t come together, and spreads out into the water…it’s not ready.
You might have to test it several times until it’s ready.

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