If you have a sweet tooth like me and you love snacking on popcorn, this recipe is for you! Made in the microwave using a grocery store paper sack for easy clean up, this Caramel Corn recipe calls for just a few ingredients and only takes about 15 minutes to prepare.
Caramel Corn in the Microwave
Recipe from AllRecipes.com
4 quarts popped corn (2 bags of microwave popped corn or equivalent in air popped)
1/2 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup light corn syrup
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
Pop your popcorn and remove any un-popped kernels. In a large paper bag (I actually like to use two paper bags and double bag them), spray a little Pam nonstick spray. Then place the popcorn inside the paper bag.
In a microwave safe bowl, combine butter, sugar, light corn syrup, salt and vanilla extract. Microwave for 3 minutes and take out to stir. Return mixture to the microwave for another 60 seconds. Remove and add baking soda- don’t forget this step!
Pour syrup mixture over the popcorn, roll the top of bag to close and shake well to coat. Place bag in microwave for one minute. Remove, shake bag well again and return to microwave for another minute.
Dump the caramel corn onto cookie sheets covered with wax paper until set. Serve or store in airtight container.
Written by Lina for Hip2Save. Lina is a proud mom of 2 small kids who loves photography, all holidays, cooking, thrift store makeovers, bargain shopping, and DIY makeovers. Her goal is to create a beautiful life and stylish home on a dime! To see all of Lina’s recipes created just for Hip2Save, click here.
If you’re not a fan of Caramel Corn, you can also easily make your own regular popcorn at home in your microwave using just 3 ingredients and a paper sack! It is so darn good and so much healthier than the traditional microwave packets! If you can’t see the video, go here.