February 24, 2013

oscars caramel corn



I love the Oscars!  I'm so excited that Seth MacFarlane is hosting.  It should be a fun night.

I plan on parking myself on the couch for a good while, with a bowl of this crunchy caramel corn.  Perfect for a night at the movies.

corn is popped and ready to be doused in caramel
out of the oven, cooling down before being devoured

Here's the recipe!

Oscar Caramel Corn
adapted from Martha Stewart

Ingredients:
10 cups popped popcorn
1 cup slivered or chopped almonds
1/2 cup light brown sugar
4 tbsp unsalted butter, plus more for baking sheet
1/8 tsp salt
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp almond extract

Directions:


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Butter 2 large rimmed baking sheets; set aside. For instructions on how to pop popcorn on the stove check here.  Place popcorn and almonds in a large bowl. Set aside.  
  2. In a small saucepan, bring butter, sugar, 1/8 teaspoon salt, and 2 tablespoons water to a boil, stirring constantly. Working quickly, drizzle popcorn with sugar syrup, and toss.
  3. Spread popcorn evenly on prepared the baking sheets. Bake for about 40 minutes. Let cool and enjoy!