Thursday, January 27, 2011
Hopefully the title of this post is not too confusing. I'm sharing a recipe today that was originally named "Caramel Corn."Not sure why it is named this cause it actually tastes like kettle corn,or at least to my family it does. So I cleverly,or maybe not so cleverly, re-named it "Tastes-More-Like-Kettle-Corn-Caramel-Corn." I have no idea where I got this recipe from, but I've had it for years in my file. We make it frequently for a family night treat or movie night and it's so, so yummy. We eat every last,little crumb, except the kernels of course.
I thought my kids would especially like it in these cute paper popcorn containers I found at Hobby Lobby a while back. I think there are 10 in each package and if you get them with a 40% off coupon, even better. I'm all about a deal. These striped containers would be great for a circus themed party or your next movie night. The verdict: My kids thought they were "so cute"in Laci's words, but would have gobbled up that popcorn just the same without them.
Pop two regular size bags of microwave popcorn(I used the 94% FF stuff) and pour about 1 1/2 bags out onto a sheet pan. You can use 2 whole bags if you have a bigger pan to use.
Bring 4 Tbsp. butter, 3 Tbsp. water, 3/4 c. sugar and 1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon(I only use a 1 tsp.) to a rolling boil on medium high heat.Continue to stir while boiling about 2 minutes until mixture has thickened somewhat.Drizzle mixture over popcorn.(pic below) Delicately stir popcorn with two wooden spoons to coat with the butter/cinnamon mixture. Put into a 350 oven for about 5-8 minutes.
Remove from oven and cool. Be careful if you want to taste, the butter/gooey mixture is VERY hot! Enjoy your "Tastes-More-Like-Kettle-Corn-Caramel-Corn!"