Caramel Corn is an easy, quick, relatively inexpensive, and yummy treat.
And it's a great idea for neighbor gifts or party favors - just wrap it up in cellophane and tie it with some fun ribbon and you've got a goodie that's tasty and cute as well.
"I can take an armful and make a treat, a popcorn ball that would smell so sweet..."
4 bags popped popcorn
1/2 cup butter
1 cup Karo syrup
2 cups brown sugar, packed
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 tsp vanilla
Pop popcorn and remove un-popped kernels. Set aside in extra-large mixing bowl.
Heat all remaining ingredients except vanilla in saucepan and bring to boil. On medium heat, boil until mixture reaches "soft ball" stage, stirring constantly (approx. three minutes). Remove from heat.
Immediately stir in vanilla.
Pour over popcorn stir until evenly coated. Place foil or waxed paper on counter, spread caramel corn on foil and let cool 30 minutes.