A few weeks ago, out of the blue, Mr. M. decided that he simply HAD to make caramel corn. What?! Kinda weird, right? His mom had a recipe for it while he was growing up and, once he got the recipe from her, I came home one random weeknight to find him whipping up a batch in the kitchen.
Now caramel corn is not really my thing, and not something that I would ever decide to make myself. But this stuff was pretty awesome. I could have eaten all of it, so I was happy when he took the container to work the next day to share with his co-workers. Out of sight, out of mind, right?
Wrong. A few days later, he must have wished that he hadn't given it all away, because he asked if I would give it a go and make some to take to a Game Night that we were invited to that night. I needed to make something to take anyway, and the recipe didn't look very hard. After a few pointers from him, I was willing to give it a shot. So I took some pics while I worked so that I could share the goodness with all of you. Once again, it was a good thing we took it somewhere for other people to eat. Because the stuff is addictive!
I'm not sure what occasion in your life is ever going to call for you to make Caramel Corn. But if and when that day comes, now you'll be prepared :)
Pop corn in an air popper and pop 5 quarts.
Place popped corn in oven at 250 degrees to keep warm.
Pour caramel over popped corn and mix. Return popcorn to oven for 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes. Cool and place in airtight container before caramel hardens completely.