Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Caramel Corn

2 cups brown sugar
½ cup corn syrup, light
1 cup margarine or butter
1 tsp. Salt
¼ tsp. Cream of Tartar
1 tsp. Vanilla
1 tsp. Baking soda
6 quarts popped popcorn

In 2 ½ quart heavy pan, combine sugar, syrup, butter, tartar, and salt. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally until hard ball (260°). Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla and soda quickly until light and foamy. Pour over popcorn and stir to mix. Bake in 200° oven for 1 hour, stirring every 20 minutes. Pour contents onto wax paper and quickly spread into individual bite-size pieces before it begins to cool and harden. Store in an airtight container and enjoy!