Churro Caramel Corn

A microwave quickly makes this cinnamon-sugar laced caramel corn. Make ahead to enjoy while watching the big game.

Serves: 24Prep: 15 minutesCook: 15 minutesTotal: 30 minutes

Serves: 24

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 quarts popcorn (popped)

Directions

  • In small bowl, stir together sugar and cinnamon; set aside.
  • In very large microwavable bowl, melt butter in microwave. Stir in brown sugar, corn syrup and salt. Cook on High 3 minutes. Stir until well blended. Cook 1½ minutes longer; stir in vanilla and baking soda.
  • Quickly stir in popcorn, coating well with caramel mixture. (Mixture will be very hot.)
  • Microwave caramel corn 1 minute; stir well. Cook on High power 1 minute longer or until coating is set. (For lower power microwave ovens, microwave an additional 30-60 seconds.)
  • Sprinkle cinnamon-sugar mixture over caramel corn, stirring until all kernels are coated with cinnamon-sugar.
  • Spread churro caramel corn on rimmed baking sheets; cool 30 minutes. Store in airtight container.

Recipe Information

Serves: 24

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 quarts popcorn (popped)

Directions

  • In small bowl, stir together sugar and cinnamon; set aside.
  • In very large microwavable bowl, melt butter in microwave. Stir in brown sugar, corn syrup and salt. Cook on High 3 minutes. Stir until well blended. Cook 1½ minutes longer; stir in vanilla and baking soda.
  • Quickly stir in popcorn, coating well with caramel mixture. (Mixture will be very hot.)
  • Microwave caramel corn 1 minute; stir well. Cook on High power 1 minute longer or until coating is set. (For lower power microwave ovens, microwave an additional 30-60 seconds.)
  • Sprinkle cinnamon-sugar mixture over caramel corn, stirring until all kernels are coated with cinnamon-sugar.
  • Spread churro caramel corn on rimmed baking sheets; cool 30 minutes. Store in airtight container.