I have never made it before, and I must say my past attempts at making Carmel have been total failures. I looked all over the place for a recipe and decided on this one from Allrecipes.com, it has been reviewed by many folks. You can add nuts and it would still be Gluten Free. The last Carmel Corn I had that was homemade was grainy and not very good, this recipe is none of that.
After my initial fear, I made it and it is relatively easy. I took it to my Mother In Law in the hospital for a snack and she loved it as did her Nurses!
2 bags of popped Organic Lite Popcorn
1 cup butter
2 cups brown sugar
1/2 cup corn syrup
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1.Preheat oven to 250 degrees F
2. Place popped popcorn in a very large bowl.
3 In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Stir in brown sugar, corn syrup and salt. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Boil without stirring
4 minutes. (you are going to want to stir it, but don't, it will look scary and about to boil over, be patient)
4. Remove from heat and stir in soda and vanilla. Pour in a thin stream over popcorn, stirring to coat.
5 .Place in two large shallow baking dishes and bake in preheated oven, stirring every 15 minutes, for 45 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool completely before breaking into pieces.