Homemade Caramel Corn: Lean how to make it with this special recipe.
Caramel corn and state fairs go hand in hand. In fact, Cracker Jack’s, the molasses-coated peanut/popcorn treat debuted at the Chicago World’s Fair in 1893. Next time you have a hankering for this sweet snack, use this easy go-to recipe. It calls for just 6 ingredients. Add some salted peanuts and you’ll have homemade Cracker Jack’s, a snack the whole family will love.
And if you’re looking for another quintessential state fair recipe, try your hand at these homemade corndogs.
Homemade Caramel Corn
4 quarts popped corn (about 16 cups)
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup corn syrup
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
Optional: salted peanuts
Place popped corn in oversize large bowl; set aside. Combine the brown sugar, butter, corn syrup, and salt in a medium saucepan. Boil for 5 minutes. Add the baking soda; stir in quickly, mixing well. Pour over popped corn, stirring quickly to coat. Spread on cookie sheet and bake at 200 degrees F for 1 hour. Stir every 15 minutes. Cool the corn slightly and enjoy!