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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Amish Caramel Corn


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I made this as Christmas gifts for the staff at work. I needed to make something that would give me a high yield and be terrific. This was the perfect recipe!  To Read More, Click On The Recipe Title.
I'm not kidding when I tell you that this stuff is absolutely addicting!! I couldn't keep my hands off of it when I was making it. The kitchen manager at work told me I should bag and sell it, it's just that darn good!
I did play with the recipe to get it the way I wanted it. First, I used butter instead of margarine. I used 2 tsp. vanilla instead of one, then I had to play with the amount of popcorn to get the right ratio of popcorn to caramel. If I'm gonna eat caramel corn I want LOTS of caramel on the popcorn! HA HA!! I made this recipe so many times I know it by heart. I popped 1/2 cup of Jolly Time popcorn according to the package directions using 3 tablespoons of oil. I know the recipe calls for 1 1/2 cups...but the popcorn didn't get coated with caramel the way I wanted it to be, cutting back on the popcorn was the key to getting it perfectly coated. I used the 2 cups of dry roasted peanuts and followed the recipe for the caramel exactly. The recipe is a little time consuming, stirring every 15 minutes from the oven ( I only baked and stirred 3 times for 45 minutes instead of an hour)....but believe me, your gonna be very happy with the results!

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My Amish Friends Caramel Corn
Adapted from All Recipes.com


Ingredients

  • 7 quarts plain popped popcorn ( 1/2 cup Jolly Time Popcorn kernels, popped)
  • 2 cups dry roasted peanuts (optional)
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup margarine ( I used butter)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract ( I used 2 tsp.)


Directions

1. Place the popped popcorn into two shallow greased baking pans. You may use roasting pans, jelly roll pans, or disposable roasting pans. Add the peanuts to the popped corn if using. Set aside.
2. Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C). Combine the brown sugar, corn syrup, margarine and salt in a saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring enough to blend. Once the mixture begins to boil, boil for 5 minutes while stirring constantly.
3. Remove from the heat, and stir in the baking soda and vanilla. The mixture will be light and foamy. Immediately pour over the popcorn in the pans, and stir to coat. Don't worry too much at this point about getting all of the corn coated.
4. Bake for 1 hour, removing the pans, and giving them each a good stir every 15 minutes. Line the counter top with waxed paper. Dump the corn out onto the waxed paper and separate the pieces. Allow to cool completely, then store in airtight containers or resealable bags.
Bunny's note, I baked for three, fifteen minute intervals.

41 comments:

Bellini Valli said...

It all sounds delicious ladies. Have a wonderful New Year and see you in 2010!!!

giz said...

Three incredible recipes. The chicken dish looks uber amazing.
Have a good New Year and this coming year is another step to not making the same mistakes twice. (or three times)

Heidi said...

Those are 3 great looking recipes. I've made the bourbon chicken and loved it. YUMMY :)

Sophie said...

3 incredible & ooh so festive & tasty recipes!! I especially love the mini charlottes!!

Waw!

Dawn said...

you know ms. thing, I am on a diet--I just gained 2 pounds coming here and seeing all this food.
that bourbon sauce does sound good though.

oneordinaryday said...

Oh! You love my Amish friend's caramel corn too?? I love it and make it every year. Great recipe, isn't it?

Lynda said...

You have 3 wonderful looking dishes here- I don'tknow which one I want to try first!

Donna-FFW said...

3 amazing recipes, that caramel corn would be a most welcome addition to any holiday tray! Sounds fantastic!

Mommy's Kitchen said...

The caramel corn looks super delish. And my favorite is bourbon chicken. Great job and thanks for sharing.

Marie said...

Oh gosh, it all looks so good Bunny. That Bourbon Chicken recipe on Zaar has been a real favourite of mine for ages! Yours looks incredible!

Katy ~ said...

Of course, the chicken speaks immediately to me, and I will be trying that one shortly; I think I have all ingredients on hand to have it very soon. Bourbon chicken, I think, is named for Bourbon Street (New Orleans???) but I could be mistaken (or just creative, grins).

I've had the Amish caramel corn in my recipe box at AllRecipes for AGES, but haven't made it yet. This picture is the best one yet, and of course I want to reach into the screen and grab a handful (even though I've sworn off sweets after the recent glut of them!).

My brother gave me some crockery ramekins for Christmas, and I was wondering what special recipe I could christen them with. Now I know! Apple charlottes, I'm coming for ya!

Grace said...

how odd that there's no bourbon in bourbon chicken...i never knew. the popcorn makes a perfect gift (and snack), and the charlottes would please me in many ways. :)

Adam said...

So that's how they make bourbon chicken! They always force that stuff on me at the mall with toothpicks :)

Everything looks wonderful, all three of you are really skilled at the different dishes. Happy New Year!

Katrina said...

Yum, Yum, and Yum! Love all your ideas.
Hey, I don't think I told you that I made those cherry rolls of yours on Christmas Eve (and posted them.) Except I did it the lazy/cheap way and used canned cherry pie filling and my 30 minute roll recipe. But STILL good! Gave you some linky credit for the delicious idea!
http://www.bakingandboys.com/2009/12/cherry-almond-rolls-recipe-and-merry.html
Thanks, Ladies!
Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

Jim-49 said
Wh -o - a!! Such a nice post! Love the chicken,really love the "Amish Carmel Corn and Apple Charlottes"!! Been around blogs awhile,but stopping by "Bunny's Warm Oven",is sorta like getting invited to some friends grandmas "Warm Home",those grandma's,you just want to adopt!! Some have the little things around,which you don't touch,but Bunny's is just like it says,"sit awhile,its warm and friendly!! Bunny,leave it the way it is,always loved it,and its real!!

Debbie said...

My son just loves bourbon chicken that we get from a Chinese take out in the mall. I will have to try yours. It sounds wonderful. Have a great new year!!!

Ingrid said...

Holy smokes! I'm not sure where I want to start first. Normally I'd go for the sweets but in this case I'm leaning toward the bourbon chicken. My kiddos love to order it when we go to the mall.
~ingrid

Ingrid said...

OOoops, hope you guys had a wonderful holiday season and wish you the happiest of New Years!
~ingrid

Claudia said...

I want them all of course, but the bourbon chicken I could have right now for breakfast! Happy New Year. (My comments have been returned the last few weeks), we'll see if this goes through.

Claudia said...

I left an award for you on my blog... Felice Anno Nuovo!

Ivy said...

Everything looks awesome. My best wishes to you and your family for the New Year.

Gloria said...

Bunny all look fantastic! and yummy, I love Individual Apple Charlotte, are amazng.

My dear Bunny have a New Year wonderful and nice with blessings, huggs! gloria

Cyndy said...

Happy New Year Everyone!!

Monica H said...

What a wonderful way to star the new year I'm intrigued by that chicken and I've head great things about that caramel corn. mmm!

Happy new year!

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Kerstin said...

Everything looks wonderful! I just saved the chicken recipe and can't wait to try it!

HoneyB said...

I have wanted to make Bourbon Chicken forever and haven't done it. Seeing yours tells me I need to get off my haunches and get at it! I have made the Amish Caramel Corn and LOVE it.

Ivy said...

Wow, everything looks amazing!
Happy New Year!

The Short (dis)Order Cook said...

Mmmm...those apple charlottes look so beautifully rich and butery.

When I saw your bourbon chicken recipe name I wondered how it would compare to mine. It's quite different from mine since I use actual bourbon. Sounds like a fun and tasty new recipe.

Anonymous said...

Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now keep it up!

Mae said...

Hi Bunny!

I just found your gorgeous blog and I'm so glad I did! Charlottes are such fun :)

Eliana said...

These are some great reasons to get into the kitchen. These recipes sound amazing.

The Blonde Duck said...

I hope you had a good new year Bunny!

Peggy said...

the bourbon chicken looks great! and ketchup is used in MANY asian dishes! Weird... but somehow it always works out! HeHe =)

Mindy said...

Everything looks fabulous!!!

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Katherine Aucoin said...

Thinking about you and hoping you're ok.

Lisa said...

This chicken looks great even without the bourbon. And who can resist Caramel Corn?

I hope all is well and you are enjoying a wonderful New Year!

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