Amish Caramel Corn

contributed by Laurel Turner

7 quarts plain popped popcorn ( 7 quarts=2 large bags of microwave popcorn)
2 cups brown sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup margarine
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
place popcorn in large bowl

boil 2 cups brown sugar, 1/2 cup light corn syrup, 1 tsp salt and margarine …bring to a boil stirring constantly for 5 minutes…take off heat and add vanilla extract and baking soda…it will be foamy…pour over popcorn in bowl and stir to cover popcorn…spread on large cookie sheets that have been sprayed…put in preheated 250F oven for 1 hour stirring every 15 minutes…dumped out onto wax paper lined counters ..seperate the pieces so you dont have any extra large clusters…store in an airtight container or storage bags


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