Monday, September 10, 2012

Caramel Corn Crack -- Get Your "Fix"

By Melody
This is probably my favorite test thus far...and the most delicious!  This would make the perfect snack to bring along to a party, or in our case, the Super Bowl of Iowa.  The original recipe that I found called for Corn Pops or any hull-free popcorn -- I used Puff Corn.  Since the recipe calls for a 1/2 pound of butter, the end result tastes quite buttery, but I (unfortunately) LOVE that taste.  I will definitely make this recipe again, and use the same amount of butter.  Here's what you'll need:

  • About 8 ounces of Puff Corn (or Corn Pops)
  • 2 Sticks of Butter
  • 1 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Light Karo Syrup
  • 1 tsp. Baking Soda
  • 1 Cup Cashews (optional)
Melt the butter.  Stir in the brown sugar and karo syrup.  Stir for about two minutes more.  Then add the baking soda and stir until the mixture becomes a nice foamy consistency.  Watch my video for more demonstration.  Then, pour the caramel mixture over top of the puff corn in a big bowl.  Mix well.  Then, place on a cookie sheet.  Place in the oven at 250 degrees for 45 minutes.  Every 15 minutes stir the mixture.
We had some technical difficulties so this is two videos.  The 2nd one has some great tips for general baking too!

Beware -- this will be gone before you know it!  The name of this snack is definitely fitting -- it's addicting and leaves you wanting more.  You'll start to have the shakes after a bit of withdrawal sets in. your own risk!!

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