Aug 26, 2008

Caramel Corn/ Ghost Treat Bags

This so good and very easy to make. Watch out though, it's addicting! This is my Grandma's recipe and it is the best I have come across so far.

4 quarts plain popcorn
2 sticks butter
2 c. brown sugar firmly packed
1 tsp. salt
1/2 c. light caro syrup
1 tsp. baking soda
Nuts optional (peanuts) add to plain popcorn mix, then add your caramel

1-cook butter, sugar, salt & syrup in a pot on the stove for approx. 5 minutes or until smooth and bubbly
2-Add baking soda & stir, mixture will get foamy don't overflow!
3-Pour caramel mixture over your popcorn in a LARGE bowl, and stir well with a WOODEN spoon. (It will stick to metal or plastic)
4-Coat evenly.

*Fun tip: At Halloween I make these for all the little neighborhood kids, and for my son's pre-school class. I put 2 large spoonful's of caramel corn into a cello bag, get a tootsie pop sucker and push down into the carmel corn (Stick facing up, toward the open end of the bag). Tie the top of your bag closed with a twisty tie, and then flip your bag over so that it is sitting on the tied shut end. Take a sheet of Kleenex and place over the top of the bag. Secure it with a black or orange piece of ribbon. (To make it look like a ghost.) Get a fine tip black marker and draw on little eyes. They are so cute, and the kids love it because they get two treats in one!

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