Apr 13, 2009

DIY favors - gourmet caramel corn

Who doesn't love caramel corn? This is my grandma's caramel corn recipe that I haved loved since I was a kid. This is just one clever way to package this gourmet treat.
You will need:

Order your custom labels at least two weeks in advance. Make or buy caramel corn {see recipe to follow}. Set up your boxes and place large muffin cup in the bottom. Fill with caramel corn, close up boxes and wrap with ribbon {beginning and ending on bottom of box}. Affix custom label to front of box.

Caramel Corn Recipe

  • 1 1/2 cups unpopped pop corn
  • 2 cubes butter
  • 1 pound brown sugar {2 1/4 cups}
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda

Pop 1 1/2 cups popping corn and pour into large mixing bowl. In medium sauce pan bring butter, brown sugar, corn syrup and salt to boil and boil to 260 degrees {hard ball stage}, remove from heat and stir in 1 tsp baking soda. Pour over popped pop corn and mix well. Spoon into shallow baking pans and bake at 200 degrees for 1 hour. Will fill approximately 12-15 boxes.

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