Posted on Jul 29th, 2008 by Allison (Recipes)

Tonight I found myself craving something sweet and looked in the cupboards to see what I might have hidden away.  I realized I had all the ingredients for a delicious caramel popcorn recipe, which I haven’t made for years.  It sounded perfect. 

Caramel Popcorn3/4 C brown sugar
3/4 C white sugar
1/2 C dark Karo (light also works)
1/2 C water
1 Square butter (NOT margarine)
1/8 tsp cream of tarter
1 tsp soda

Mix everything but the soda and cook on medium high.  Stir and cook to “soft ball” stage – not too firm.  Remove from heat and quickly stir in soda (makes it foamy).  Pour over popcorn – makes at leasat 2 large mixing bowls full.

I only wanted enough to cover a microwave bag of popcorn – and 1/3 recipe did it great.  1/2 recipe would give tons of coating if you’re so inclined.    Try it and let me know what you think!

What treats do you find yourself craving at night?

(11) Comments   


Jennifer Pearce on July 29th, 2008 at 9:48 am

Sounds delicious! I will for sure be making that recipe very soon!

Jennifer Pearce on July 29th, 2008 at 9:50 am

By the way, I love the through my lens picture of the day. The beach with the big rock and seagull. So pretty! If I took photos as beautifully as you, I think I would have them plastered all over my walls!

Michelle on July 29th, 2008 at 12:05 pm

That looks and sounds so good, I’m literally salivating here at work. Do you ever make your mom’s caramels? They were absolutely the best.

Allison on July 29th, 2008 at 12:11 pm

Sometimes at Christmas I make those caramels… they are simply sinful.

Thanks Jen, for the comments on the photos. I need to use my camera more often…

Chris on July 29th, 2008 at 1:35 pm

I swear to you I could eat tubfuls of popcorn in any form. And the carmel kind would make me out of control. I don’t think I ever had one of your Mom’s caramrls, sadly.
I crave sweet/crunchy at night. Or any time.

Ashley Rae on July 29th, 2008 at 10:31 pm

mmmmmm your caramels (grandma’s) are like tiny pieces of heaven rolled up in wax paper.

Kathleen on July 30th, 2008 at 8:06 pm

It would appear that I am not the only person who can be lead away from the outrageous, juvenile attacks McCain throws out at Obama, by the mere posting of a recipe. I hate McCain, I hate Karl Rogue, but I love your caramels Allison, and I assume you use your mom’s recipe. xxx

Allison on July 30th, 2008 at 8:17 pm

LOL Kathy…. you are so funny. Actually the caramel popcorn recipe is one Carla always used to make (a former mother-in-law, for those who don’t know but care). But the wrapped caramels – those are my mom’s recipe. Yum.

Robert on July 31st, 2008 at 3:24 am

I wonder if John McCain likes caramel?

craig on August 3rd, 2008 at 1:19 pm

Ok,we made your carmel popcorn for our movie night last night. It was indeed dang good! I added some peanuts, so the only thing we were missing was the “prize inside.”

irene on August 13th, 2008 at 8:32 am

I’m positively going to try that popcorn recipe. I make the microwave popcorn fairly often. This will be an extra treat!

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