Whether she'll admit it or not, my mom is a Fantastic cook! She not only made dinners that I now do for my family, but she had a way of making things her own. One of my all time favorite snacks that she makes, is Soft Caramel Corn. Oh. my. goodness. I used to sneak into the kitchen when she wasn't looking a grab a whole handful of this yummy goodness. I love making this for a good Saturday or Sunday afternoon snack! ENJOY!
SOFT CARAMEL POPCORN
2 cups lightly packed brown sugar
1 can Eagle Brand Sweet and Condensed Milk
1/2 cup butter
1 cup light Karo syrup
1 tsp. vanilla
1- 2 gallons of popped popcorn. It's best if you DO NOT use microwave popcorn.
Pop popcorn and remove and discard unpopped kernels. Place in a large plastic bowl and set aside.
Combine all ingredients above, minus the popcorn, in a large saucepan and bring to a boil on medium heat. Stir continuously until it reaches the soft ball stage in cold water or on a candy thermometer. DO NOT OVERCOOK! Remove from heat and add vanilla. Quickly stir in the vanilla and pour over popcorn. Spread it out on wax paper or a cookie sheet. Serve and turn on a good movie!