It's that wonderful time of year again! Goodbye summer and hello to pumpkins, hay bales, and wonderful autumn goodies like this wonderful easy to make caramel corn. I got this recipe from a co-worker when I was a very young teacher at a pre-school. It has been a family favorite ever since.
Preheat oven to 250.F
1 cup butter 2 cups brown sugar
1 cup white karo syrup 1 tsp. baking soda
6 quarts popped corn 1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
In large pot, melt butter, brown sugar, salt, and karo syrup. Bring to boil. Boil for 5 minutes. Stir constantly. Take off from heat and add baking soda and vanilla. Mix well. Place popped corn on onto large baking sheet. Pour hot mixture over the popped corn and place in oven for 1 hour. Stir every 15 minutes. Pour out onto waxed paper to cool and then place in air tight container.
*Pecans or other nuts are wonderful added to this. Enjoy!