It's that time of year again...Super Bowl time. Do you watch the game or the commercials? I like some of both, though it usually becomes a time for me to catch up with friends. Super Bowl parties usually mean lots of yummy food. I made an easy treat that is always a hit--caramel puff corn. It has been a family favorite for a long time. We usually make it at Christmas and it never lasts long. It also makes a great treat to fill goody bags.
My kids love puff corn so adding caramel to it only makes it even better. It's an easy recipe and is gluten free (just double check your the labels on your ingredients).
Caramel Puff Corn
1 8 oz. bag of puffcorn (plain or butter flavor)
1 C. butter (not margarine)
1 C. brown sugar
1/2 C. light corn syrup
1 tsp. baking soda
Pinch of salt
Put puff corn into a large roaster pan or large aluminum bowl. In a 2 qt. sauce pan melt together butter, brown sugar, corn syrup, and a pinch of salt. Immediately after melted, cook for exactly 2 min. Add baking soda (it will foam up). Pour caramel mixture over puff corn and stir until mixed well. Place in 250 degree oven for 45 min. Stir well, ever 10 minutes. Remove from oven, pour onto wax paper and break apart. Allow to cool. You can save the puff corn bag and store caramel puff corn in it or store it in an airtight container.
Do not double, rather make multiple batches.