Thursday, February 2, 2012

Caramel Corn Sweet Treat {Share the Love}

Ok, if you're anything like me you have a ton of things you'd like to do, but very limited time to get them done.  This is the typical mom's life.  So, here is a recipe for a sweet treat to share a homemade gift with the ones you love on Valentine's Day that doesn't take a lot of time.

{This recipe is on the package for Old Dutch Puff Corn}

Caramel Corn
1 package Old Dutch Puff Corn
1 Cup Butter
1 1/4 Cups Brown Sugar
2/3 cup Light Corn Syrup
1 Tsp Baking Soda

  • Preheat oven to 250°F.
  • Combine butter, brown sugar, and light corn syrup in a 2 quart sauce pan.
  • Cook on medium heat until mixture has melted.
  • Once mixture has melted add the baking soda. (Note: This will cause the mixture to foam)
  • In a large roaster pan pour Puffcorn and pour caramel mixture over the Puffcorn and stir until mixed.
  • Place in oven for 45 minutes, stirring at least every 10-15 minutes.
  • Remove from oven, pour on wax paper and break apart.
  • Let cool and ENJOY a few!

After it cools, put in in a decorative cellophane bag.  Twist tie them shut.  Add a ribbon.  I tore strips of fabric for mine.  Add a personalized note and tie them on with Divine Twine.
My kids love taking a bag of baked goodness around to the neighbors.  They also like giving these to teacher's and the mail man.  Enjoy sharing the sweet love.  Happy Valentine's Day!

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