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Crunchy Caramel Corn

Recipe photo courtesy of José Manuel Picayo Rivera

Skip the movie theater and still indulge your kids' popcorn cravings -- this extra-crunchy version (with some sweetness) will make them applaud right at home.

Source: Everyday Food, October 2007
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  • girlkaty
    3 OCT, 2018
    This is yummy. This is the second time I am making it! The only thing i would suggest is omitting the nuts. They don't seem to do well in this recipe.
  • Kris101078
    10 DEC, 2012
    Wow, so yummy. I skipped the nuts and instead salted with coarse sea salt. Absolutely amazing! I didn't let the syrup cool and had no shrinkage at all. The house smells great when this bakes!
  • AmandaMaeisDiverse
    2 OCT, 2009
    This was a great recipe. It tasted and smelled like the delicious treat I always get at the fair. I did cut the cook time down to 30 minutes.
  • LauraWaugh
    31 JAN, 2009
    I made a batch of this for the super bowl and it was a great success! The only modification I made was the addition of 1 tablespoon light corn syrup and I let the caramel mixture cool before coating the popcorn. I didn't get any shrinkage on mine. YUM!
  • KirstinP
    15 JAN, 2009
    I poured the hot syrup over the popcorn and they shrunk in the oven. however, they were very yummy. The only thing I will do different next time: MAKE MORE!
  • Keira112
    17 SEP, 2008
    If you use cooled syrup it will work out much better. Hope this helps
  • hrmitchell
    20 MAY, 2008
    I have tried this twice and I can't seem to get it right. When I pour the sugar syrup onto the popcorn, it shrinks up. I tried with both hot popcorn and day old popcorn with the same results. If anybody has a suggestion, let me know. Next I am going to try to let the syrup sit off the heat for a little bit before i pour.

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