Favorite caramel popcorn of all time!
Best General Conference snack ever!
1 1/2 cups unpopped popcorn kernels (air popped according to manufacturer's instructions on popcorn popper)
1/2 cup real butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup karo light corn syrup
1 - 14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
1 tsp. good vanilla extract
Air-pop popcorn kernels in a popcorn popper of your choice and according to manufacturer's directions. Place popped popcorn in a very large bowl. Set aside and allow to cool while making caramel.
For the caramel:
In a medium saucepan, melt butter; add brown sugar, and corn syrup. Bring to boil, constantly stirring. While constantly stirring, add sweetened condensed milk and vanilla and cook to soft ball stage*. *To check caramel for soft ball stage, drip a small amount of mixture into a clear cup of cold water. If caramel forms a soft ball consistency when dripped in the water, the mixture is done. Remove from heat.
Immediately drizzle caramel over cooled popped corn kernels and gently combine until popcorn is coated evenly.
Recipe Source: Ken H. - My Dad:)!