Food & Drink

Microwave caramel popcorn

1 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup butter

1/4 cup white corn syrup

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

4 quarts popped corn

Makes 4 quarts.

Combine brown sugar, butter, corn syrup and salt in a 2-quart microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high 1 minute. Stir. Microwave on high 2 minutes. Stir. Microwave on high 2 minutes. Stir. Add baking soda and stir well.

Put popcorn in a large paper bag and pour syrup over popcorn. Close and shake. Place bag in microwave and microwave on high 1-1/2 minutes. Shake. Microwave on high 30 seconds. Shake.

Repeat twice more. (Shake carefully; syrup gets hot.) Spread out on jelly roll pan to dry.

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