A recipe was posted a while ago and I changed it a bit so it does not have to be baked for 1 hour or in the brown bag in the microwave. It takes about 8 minutes to boil the syrup to 300° which makes it perfect without baking.
This kinda tastes like Cracker Jacks and it disappears in no time.
I have been making a lot of this in the past 3 weeks and giving it to hunters and family. My 90 year old Dad LOVES the stuff and does not share.
Will make more to give later this month to family/friends. It is also good with chocolate drizzled on top when it has cooled.
No bake caramel corn
* 3 bags butter flavor micro popped popcorn
* 1 cup brown sugar
* 1/2 cup butter
* 1/4 cup light corn/pancake syrup(I use Log Cabin)
1 tsp molasses
* 1/4 teaspoon salt
* 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
* 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
Can add peanuts if desired
Pop corn and sort out any leftover kernels, place in very large roaster pan (I use my antique aluminum dish pan)
On stove mix sugar, butter, syrup and molasses, stir/cook until sugar dissolves and cook to 300°
Add vanilla and baking soda, stir very well (add nuts now if desired)
Pour over popcorn and stir to coat as much corn as possible.
Put out on cookie sheets (2) to cool
Break into chunks and store in zip bags or airtight container.