DECEMBER 30TH – BICARBONATE OF SODA

Microwave Caramel Corn

5 quarts of popped popcorn

1 c. brown sugar

1 stick butter

½ tsp. salt

¼ c. corn syrup

Pour popcorn into brown grocery bag; set aside. Combine brown sugar, butter, salt, and corn syrup in 2 cup Pyrex measuring bowl. Microwave for 2 minutes. (It needs to come to full boil, so it may need to cook a bit longer). Remove and place on pot holder (the Pyrex can crack if hot glass sits on cold counter). Add ½ tsp. baking soda. It will bubble up. Pour mixture over popcorn; fold bag over and shake vigorously. Place in microwave on HIGH for 4 ½ minutes-remove and vigorously shake bag every 30 seconds. Divide and spread mixture onto two rimmed baking sheets; Break up using the back of a spoon. Store in airtight container.