Best Caramel Corn…EVER

OK…before you see the weirdest photo of me I would like to explain.

I don't know if it will do any good but I want to try!

Last year when I went to Brave Girl Camp they made the most awesome caramel corn.


I made it a few times around Christmas and everyone LOVED it.

In fact, no one could stop eating it once it was put out.

It may be in fact…sugar crack!

So, when Kathy was going to make it again for this last camp I was the first to run up and make a fool of myself.

Lucky for me my friend Lara was right there to capture the caramel corn love.

  BraveGirl082j_(I am such a dork)

So, if you would also like to eat an obscene amounts of sugar and calories I wanted to give you the recipe.

The World's Best Caramel Corn

1 C sugar
1 C dark brown sugar (packed)
1 C butter
1 C light corn syrup
1 can sweetened condensed milk
3 – 4 bags buttered, salted microwave popcorn (we use 3 bags because we like to go a little light on the popcorn and heavy on the caramel)

Put some sheets of foil on your counter to cover a space about 30" x 30" (I like to make sure there's plenty of room). Spray the foil with cooking spray.

Pop the popcorn and place in a very large bowl. Transfer by handfuls to ANOTHER very large bowl, letting the grannies drop to the bottom. (This step is critical – you don't want any grannies in your caramel corn!)

Now place the other ingredients in a large, heavy pan with high sides. Cook over med – med high heat, stirring occasionally, until the caramel almost reaches the Firm Ball stage (about 240-245 degrees on a candy thermometer). Pour over the popcorn and combine with a LONG wooden spoon so you don't burn your hands.

Pour the caramelicous goodness out onto the foil, and let it cool as long as you can stand it. Then share it with someone you love!

(recipe courtesy of Brave Girl Camp)

Do not…I repeat..DO NOT contact me after your pants don't fit.

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  1. amy

    You know how I love the caramel corn! But, you forgot one key step – you can’t use your hands to eat it! 🙂 xoxo

  2. amy

    so funny! and so yummy! i am so glad i can say i have had the pleasure of enjoying that stuff! every so often this recipe will have to be made!!=)

  3. mcm538

    I too can attest that this is one amazing recipe. Once you start eating it, you don’t want to stop!! Thanks,Jeanne!

  4. Jennifer

    Too funny…love the pic! 🙂 Yummy…the recipe sounds oh-so-tasty!! Can’t wait to try it out. Thanks for sharing, Jeanne!

  5. Carmen @ Life with Sprinkles on Top

    Ahhhh silly! This made me laugh! I *love* caramel corn and have been saying for years that I was going to make some. I don’t know that it’s a good idea this week seeing as how I already have a slight toothache. I love that pic of you! Hilarious!

  6. Suzen

    You are so right about this; in fact, I think Caramel Corn should be a controlled substance. I have to get special permissions from about ten sources before picking up my sleeping aid every month, but you can go to any street corner in New York and just “score” any amount of caramel corn you want! What kind of logic is that, I ask? If you ever go to the “Top of the Rock” tour, they have it up there even! You can stand in line with a zillion other people eating with their germy hands that have touched every filthy surface in the city and shove the stuff in your face. Seriously, why do people even waste their time with cupcakes when you can wreck your teeth, gain 20 pounds and eat with noisy, bad manners—caramel corn! Mmmmmmmm

  7. Sarah/Brown Dog Studio

    So…one of the permissions I’m giving myself lately is “weird faces.” Thank you for helping me be a little less self-conscious, although I’ve got to wonder when my 14-year old daughter (and right-hand show helper) asks, “Mom, are you sure you want to look like that?”

  8. bonnierose

    thks for posting Jeanne… I got this recipe fr Kathy too… too delish not to try it myself! hugs.. great post!! love that pic of you! mwah.. xooxox LOVE YOU DEARLY.

  9. Katsui Jewelry

    Thanks a lot, Jeanne (note sarcasm in voice). I have been off sugar for two months (actually I cheat every once in awhile and this looks worth a cheat!)
    I am not sure if I told you there is a giveaway on my blog, jewelry designed by Robin Thomas (A Nest with a View) and myself. No strings attached, obviously. I may have seen your name…

  10. kana

    Looks great and I do love me some caramel corn. Will have to try this receipe!! Thanks for sharing with us.

  11. michelle

    Bonnie, love this photo so fun!!
    Your recipe sounds so yummy!!
    I might have to try this soon!

  12. chrissy

    ok..i give in!
    this WAS a HUGE part of the 5 lbs. i gained at brave girls camp.
    it is some seriously dangerous stuff!
    LOVE that picture of you!

  13. tracey

    I LOVE it…the picture and the thought of that caramel corn!!! I WILL be trying this recipe!
    Have you recovered from the whirlwind of sales??! I’m giddy with excitement about my package coming :)))
    Luv ya ~
    🙂 T

  14. LuLu

    you are too cute! and just by looking at the carmel corn has giddy with my sugar happiness!

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