(my popcorn popper is on the fritz, so I’m sorry I don’t have any pictures for you!)
- 4 1/2 cups brown sugar
- 1 1/8 cups light Karo syrup
- 4 1/2 sticks butter (do not substitute margarine)
- 10 quarts popped popcorn
- 1 1/8 tsp baking soda
- 1/8 tsp cream of tartar
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
Mix brown sugar, butter, and syrup in heavy pan. Bring to a boil (stirring constantly so as not to burn!). Boil for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and add: baking soda, tartar, salt, and vanilla.
Place popped popcorn in large roaster and pour caramel mixture over the top, a little at a time. Mix well. Bake at 200-degrees for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Spread on wax paper to cool.
Store in ziploc or airtight container. Enjoy!
ps. this also makes a much appreciated gift – just put in a cutesie bag and tie with a bow!