*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                             Baked Caramel Corn
 
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Snacks                           Nuts
                 Popcorn
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
      1/2  cup           Butter
    1      cup           Brown sugar
      1/4  cup           Corn syrup
      1/2  teaspoon      Salt
      1/4  teaspoon      Baking soda
      1/2  teaspoon      Vanilla
    4      quarts        Popped popcorn
      2/3  cup           Nuts; almonds -- pecans -OR-
                         peanuts
 
 Pop popcorn and remove old maids. Spread popcorn in a large flat pan and preheat
in a 250~ oven. In a saucepan, melt butter and stir in brown sugar, corn syrup,
and salt. Stir constantly until the mixture comes to a boil, and continue to boil
without stirring for about 5 minutes (240~). Remove from heat and add soda and
vanilla, stirring until foamy. If nuts are used, add them now, stirring until
heated through and no longer clumped. Pour syrup mixture over preheated popcorn
and stir to coat . Bake for about 30 minutes, stirring 2 or 3 times to evenly
distribute the coating. Bake longer, about 60 minutes, for a more
Crackerjacks-like taste. Cool, break up and store airtight.
 
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