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on October 5, 2010

This recipe is a well loved one among the staff of Simpson…  Teachers would beat down my door to get a few kernals for themselves.  This recipe is a simple recipe that is made in the microwave – You will need AIR POPPED popcorn and a large bowl to microwave the syrup… DO NOT attempt to microwave in a smaller bowl, or you will have a BIG MESS to clean up – Trust me on this one….



16 cups popcorn

1 large brown paper shopping bag

1 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup light corn syrup

1/2 stick butter

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon vanilla


1. Place the popped popcorn in the brown paper bag and set aside.

2. Combine the brown sugar, corn syrup, butter and salt in a 32 ounce (4 cup) glass measuring cup (you can also use a LARGE microwave safe mixing bowl). Cook in the microwave on high for 2 minutes or until the mixture bubbles. Stir the mixture.

3. Microwave again on high for 2 minutes, stirring after each minute

4. Add the vanilla and the baking soda, stir well

5. Pour the caramel mixture over the popcorn in the bag. Fold down the top of the bag and SHAKE WELL.

6. Place the bag in the microwave and microwave on HIGH for one minute and SHAKE

8. Microwave 30 more seconds and SHAKE

9. Microwave 30 more seconds and SHAKE

10. Pour the caramel corn on a foil lined tray to cool. After the corn is cool, place in an airtight container to keep fresh.


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