Quick and Easy Caramel Corn

Microwave Magic at Big Pine Lodge

Microwave Caramel Corn

This is a Big Pine Lodge favorite treat with lots of good buttery calories.

First have a large brown paper grocery sack ready.

Pop up a large bowl of popcorn (about a ½ cup of unpopped kernels) and pour into paper bag.

Melt 1 stick of butter in a 2 quart pot and add 1 cup brown sugar and ¼ cup light corn syrup. Cook on medium heat stirring contantly until the mixture bubbles around the edges. Remove from heat and add ½ teaspoon of baking soda and stir rapidly. The mixture will foam up. Keep stirring until the foaming stops (10 – 15 seconds) then pour this over the popcorn in the bag. Roll up the top of the bag and shake a lot. Stuff the bag in the microwave and give it 90 seconds on high. Shake the bag again a bunch and give it another 60 seconds on high. Empty the bag onto a wax paper lined cookie sheet and let it cool. Then break apart and enjoy! And next time, for a Cracker Jack idea, add some peanuts or mixed nuts to the popcorn first.

Debra Chapoton, author of EDGE OF ESCAPE

Caramel Corn and a Suspense Novel

Edge of Escape
Edge of Escape

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In the second story Luke and his brother, Nick, go on a boys only camping trip, but things get weird and scary very quickly. Is there a ninja in the woods with them? Mysterious things happen as day turns into night.

 

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