Mrs. Claus' Cookbook - Oven Carmel Corn

Oven Carmel Corn

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From the kitchen of Virginia VanderMay

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Recipe Details

Bake Time:
60 minutes
Tags: Contains nuts, Gluten‑free, Good for parties/potlucks, Kid friendly, Travels well


8 to 9 quarts popped popcorn
1 cup butter or margarine
1/2 cup white corn syrup
2 cups brown sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
nuts (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees.

  2. Boil butter or margarine, corn syrup, brown sugar, and salt for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  3. Remove from heat and add soda, stir well.

  4. Pour over popped corn, mixing well, add nuts if desired.

  5. Put in a large flat pan or pans.

  6. Bake for 1 hour, stirring 3-4 times.

  7. When cooled, keep in airtight container.


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