When I was young, we’d go to an outdoor shopping mall after church and there was a candy shop that made fresh caramel corn and the buttery sugar smell would waft over the whole shopping mall. Sometimes we would buy a box.
This recipe makes that kind of caramel corn. I think it’s slightly different than kettle corn, but I don’t know exactly how.
I made this recipe one time and was afraid of “boil for 4 minutes without stirring” in my stainless steel saucepan, so did not let it boil without stirring. This resulted in caramel with crystalized sugar chunks, which still tasted just fine but did not spread over the pop corn correctly. This time I let it boil away, and there is so much butter in the recipe that there’s no fear of burning and sticking to the pan.
Not a recipe for the calorie conscious, but great for putting that caramel smell all through your house and sitting down for movie night once in a while!