Saturday, December 22, 2007

Hull-less Caramel Corn

This recipe comes from my husband's grandmother's recipe collection that we got after she passed away. He had never made it for us until this morning. I'm hooked on it now!

caramel corn

2 sticks butter or margarine
2 cups brown sugar
1/2 cup dark corn syrup

Boil those three things for 5 minutes stirring constantly. Take off of stove and add the following:

1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Grease your largest roaster, be sure to get the sides too. Add two bags (7-odd ounce size, I'm not positive of the exact weight) of Corn Puffs. The recipe I have lists Troyer Farms as the brand, but I'm pretty sure that's just a local thing. I think the brand I actually bought was Shearer's. There may be a generic/store version of these too. Don't get the cheese ones, these are just buttered ones.

When the carmel mixture is done pour over corn puffs and mix well.

Cook at 225 F for 1 hour. Stir every 15 minutes until hour is up.