Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Spicy Caramel Corn

Looking for a recipe for a quick, popular and EASY treat that is easily portable?  That's when I break out this recipe for spicy caramel corn...I'm sure I've made it hundreds of times.  We've taken it tailgating and to parties. I've sent it to both Iraq and Afghanistan (many, many times because it travels well) when Chris was deployed because guys really seem like the kick of the cayenne pepper and the way it offsets the sweetness of the caramel coating.  Seriously, it's delicious and easy (as in, you use the microwave) so give it a try:



Spicy Caramel Corn:

Ingredients:
2 batches of popcorn (popped) in a brown grocery bag
1 stick butter, melted
1 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. white corn syrup
1/2 t. salt
1/2 t. cinnamon
1/2 t. cayenne pepper
1/2 t. baking soda

Combine butter, brown sugar, corn syrup and salt in a microwave safe bowl and microwave until boils.  Continue to microwave for 2 minutes. Stir in baking soda, cayenne pepper and cinnamon, mixture will become "fluffier" (this will make sense, I promise).  Pour over popcorn in bag and shake to distribute.  Fold over top of bag and place in the microwave on side.  (I turn my microwave down to 80% here...each microwave is different you may need to adjust) Microwave for 1 minute and 30 seconds.  Remove from microwave and shake bag.  Place back in microwave on the other side and microwave for 1 minute and 15 seconds.  Pour caramel corn onto foil and allow to cool.  Once cool seal in an air-tight container and enjoy.  If you have kids or don't like heat, feel free to skip the cinnamon and cayenne pepper but if you like spicy add some extra!  I used to double the cayenne before sending to the guys deployed... you know, because their lives weren't "spicy" enough!

     

6 comments:

Danielle Susan said...

I love your caramel corn!!

Sonya said...

Thanks :) I love it too because it's so easy to make!

Alicia said...

Mmmm so good! I might need to make some, I enjoyed snacking on it when I was home last.

supershegan said...

Have you made this for the FAY crew? I remember devouring whatever kind of popcorn you made before....Maybe Missy and I can make this for Thanksgiving! Wish we could see you all for Thanksgiving :(

supershegan said...

Have you made this for the FAY crew? I remember devouring whatever kind of popcorn you made before....Maybe Missy and I can make this for Thanksgiving! Wish we could see you all for Thanksgiving :(

Sonya said...

Christie, Yes! I believe I made it for a superbowl party at your place. So fun that you and Missy are spending Thanksgiving together! I with we could see you all too! Happy Thanksgiving!