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How To Make Caramel Corn At Home
When I think of popcorn I think of my grandmother. She loved sweet and salty snacks like popcorn and peanuts. You are probably thinking she was a Cracker Jack fan which indeed she was but she preferred fresh popcorn. She even had one of those old-fashioned air popcorn makers that filled her house with that delicious smell of freshly popped popcorn. Granted that thing took a while to boot up and get things going, it definitely wasn’t as fast as this Silicone Microwave Popcorn Popper. We know microwaves are FAST after all.
Popping The Popcorn For Caramel Corn
Yes, it is easy to go to the store and grab a box of microwave popcorn, but is that really the best way? By using a Silicone Microwave Popcorn Popper you can know exactly what is going into your popcorn and what is not. There is no guess work or deciphering nutrition labels required. You can turn it into caramel corn or douse it with salt and butter, making it just how you like it. It comes in two fun colors to please both the boys and the girls making it the perfect party and sleepover companion for your kids.
This popcorn popper even has your health in mind. It is made of 100% FDA approved silicone that is BPA and PVC free. Oil is not required to use it either allowing you to make your snack as healthy as you want. Or something delicious (but not so healthy) like I did!
Using this silicone popcorn popper couldn’t be easier either. Just fill it with ¼ 0r 1/2 cup of popcorn kernels (convenient measurement lines are already on the popper for you!), place the lid on, and microwave for 1.5-2 minutes. The trick is to start at 1.5 minutes and see how that does. You can then adjust your time up in the future if need be since there’s a very short time span between perfect and burned.
Remove from the microwave with those adorable heart handles. They are heat resistant so don’t worry about burning yourself, but watch out for steam. Then season how you like or follow some of the yummy included recipes and enjoy directly out the bowl.
When it’s all said and done, and your stuffed, throw this popper into the dishwasher for easy cleanup. Then store in its collapsible state to save cabinet space!
Easy Caramel Corn
- 1 cup butter
- 2 cups brown sugar
- 1/2 cup corn syrup
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 4-5 quarts popcorn
Preheat oven to 250 degrees F. Pop the popcorn and place in a large roasting pan. Set aside.
In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in brown sugar, corn syrup, and salt until the mixture begins to boil. Boil 4 minutes without stirring. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and baking soda. Pour over popcorn; stir to coat.
Bake for 1 hour; stirring every 15 minutes. Let cool completely then break into pieces. Enjoy!
Krystle Cook – the creator of Home Jobs by MOM – put her psychology degree on a shelf and dived into a pile of diapers and dishes instead. She is a wife and mother to two rambunctious boys, sweating it out in her Texas hometown. She loves cooking, DIY home projects, and family fun activities.