Lori at The Recipe Girl is hosting the The Ultimate Super Bowl Party Recipe Smack Down. Bloggers can submit Super Bowl recipe favorites, and the winner (selected randomly) will receive a $250 gift card to Sam’s Club.My recipe for the party is a caramel corn recipe from my Betty Crocker cookbook I received 30 years ago. We have often taken this caramel corn to Super Bowl parties over the years and it is always a big hit. It has a light buttery caramel flavor and stays a little bit chewy.
Caramel Corn for the Ultimate Super Bowl Party Recipe Smack Down
- 8 cups popped corn (about 1/2 cup unpopped)
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 3/4 cup brown sugar (packed)
- 1/2 cup light corn syrup
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 t. white vinegar
- 1/4 t. salt
- 3/4 cup butter
Measure popped corn into large bowl. Combine sugar, corn syrup, water, vinegar and salt in 2-quart saucepan. Heat to boiling over medium-high heat, stirring frequently. Cook, stirring constantly, to 260º on candy thermometer (or until small amount of mixture dropped into very cold water forms a hard ball).
Reduce heat to low; stir in butter until melted. Pour syrup in thin stream over popcorn in bowl, stirring until popcorn is well coated. Spread mixture on baking sheet. Cool.