Friday, July 15, 2011

Ooey Gooey Caramel Corn

This is the best caramel corn on the planet!  I find a lot of caramel corn that isn't as gooey as I would hope, so my Mom made this recipe and we have used it since I was little.  You can add or subtract popcorn to your liking, but I like mine with a little less so that when you are pulling it apart the caramel stretches because it's so ooey and gooey.  Enjoy!

1 1/2-2 C. Popcorn
1 can sweet and condensed milk
2 cubes butter
1 C. light Karo syrup
2 1/4 C. packed Brown Sugar

Pop the corn in your popcorn maker.  You want enough to fill a BIG tupperware bowl.  It should take 1-2 C. unpopped popcorn.
In a saucepan melt butter over medium heat.  When butter is melted all the sweet and condensed milk, Karo syrup, and brown sugar.  Stir constantly with a wooden spoon, on medium heat so it doesn't scorch the bottom.  When the mixture comes to a boil continue boiling for 6-7 minutes.  (You want the caramel to mold into a soft ball.  You do this by taking a cup of COLD water and drizzling a little of that caramel into it.  When it cools enough for you to touch it roll it around in your fingers and see if it forms a ball.  If it just drizzles through your fingers you need to cook it longer.  If it molds into a ball and little bit and then starts to drizzle that is what you want.  As long as you are cooking over medium heat it should be about 7 minutes from the moment it starts to boil.)
Dump the caramel over the popcorn in a BIG bowl.  Stir with your wooden spoon until all the popcorn is covered.  (Make sure to continuously scrape the bottom of the bowl to get all of that caramel on the popcorn and not on the bottom of the bowl.)  Enjoy!! 


  1. Is this the recipe your mom used to make? Thanks for sharing!

  2. It sure is! This is Momma Cay's recipe. :)

  3. My mom's recipe made the caramel popcorn crispy so when I first had this recipe I didn't like that it was chewy. Now I LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!! So yummy!