Microwave Caramel Corn

Microwave Caramel Corn

2 microwave popcorn bags, popped (plain white works best)

1 C.. brown sugar

1/2 C. (1 stick) butter

1/4 C. white corn syrup

1 t. vanilla

1 t. baking soda

Place popped corn into large brown paper grocery bag.

Place brown sugar, butter and corn syrup in medium glass bowl and place in microwave on highest power. Microwave 1 minute. Stir. Microwave another minute. Stir. Microwave 1 more minute, or until bubbly. Stir. Add vanilla and baking soda. Stir. Mixture will change consistency.

Pour over popcorn in brown bag. Close bag and place in microwave on full power for 1 minute. Remove and shake vigorously for 30 seconds. Microwave 1 more minute. Shake vigorously for 30 seconds. Microwave another minute. Shake 30 seconds.

Dump onto waxed paper and let cool. Break up large chunks. Store in sealed container or zippered plastic bag.

Makes about 5 cups.

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