Bummer Day…Posted: February 2, 2010
For me, a bummer day (ya know, those days where you just feel bummed for no good reason) always equals ‘Oven Caramel Corn’! Even writing it makes me feel like my burden is a little lighter 🙂 I got into this caramel corn habit when Kurt lived in New York for about 9 months back in 2003. As it turned out, most Fridays during that time ended up being Caramel Corn days from dawn til’ dusk! Though I don’t love those kind of days, I truly believe that a little comfort food can do WONDERS for brightening a mood. So as mine cooks away in the oven I thought I’d share my favorite recipe with you!
Oven Caramel Corn
About 8-10 cups popped popcorn, I use about 1/2 cup kernels and a few tablespoons of oil in my Whirley Pop
1cup packed brown sugar
1/2cup butter or margarine
1/4cup light corn syrup
1/2teaspoon baking soda
1.Heat oven to 200ºF. Put popped popcorn in a big mixing bowl . 2.Heat brown sugar, butter, corn syrup and salt in 3-quart saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until bubbly around edges. Cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally; remove from heat. Stir in baking soda.3.Pour mixture over popcorn; stir until well coated. 4. Spread on a foil lined baking sheet (or two) Bake 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes.
*If you’re feeling like you need the comfort but not the calories… you can cut the sauce recipe in half and still use the same amount of popcorn (this is where I was at today). BUT for a Movie Night or really stormy days, I say cut the popcorn in half and use all of the sauce!!