Monday, March 21, 2011

Carmel Corn

In my quest to find yummy food my Mother In Law can enjoy while maintaining her Gluten Free diet, I found that Carmel Corn when made at home anyway is totally Gluten Free!

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, 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.


tamilyn said...


Sounds wonderful!

The Blonde Duck said...

Give me this and the brisket and I can die happy.

Dewi said...

Love this delicious treat :)

Mary Bergfeld said...

I get weak-kneed at the thought of caramel corn. Yours has such wonderful color and I'm sure is delicious. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Debbie said...

I love caramel corn...this reminds me of Cracker Jack!

sophia said...

These are just the most addictive stuff dangerous for me! I wish there was a way to make them without corn syrup though...I don't think I'm willing to buy a bottle of something I don't normally use. But then, I do finish these pretty

Amanda- Eating in Winnipeg said...

oh this looks great! i just did a post today about popcorn! yum now i want some!

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