following family tradition

so my mom used to bake the most amazing carmel popcorn known to man. i remember when we lived in israel together she wanted to bake & sell and start a small business- and she very well could/ should have! i’ve never tried making it, but today decided to do so. it was the easiest tasty treat i have ever whipped up and i know my family will love it when i bring it to dinner tonight. i have the recipe written in herbrew from my grandparents, who got it from my momma, and i searched for a matching one online to share with you but failed to find one, so i will happily spill the family secret =)

step one: pop 2 bags of popcorn because you will need 12-14 cups of popped popcorn (i only had lowfat butter flavor, but regular popcorn would definetly work too), then set aside. turn the oven on to 100 degrees and let it heat up.
step two: bring 1 cup of brown sugar, 1/4 cup of maple syrup, 1/2 tsp of salt and 1/2 cup butter to a boil on the stove, let it boil for 5 minutes unstirred, removed from the fire and added 1/4 tsp baking soda and 1 tsp of vanilla extract and stir

 step three: pour the mixture over the 12-14 cups of popped popcorn and stir. warning: its very sticky

step four: put all of the carmel covered popcorn into a oven friendly pan and bake for about an hour, stirring at the 30 minute mark, then remove let cool and enjoy.
then you are done and you have the most delishious snack ever! seriously, i have to bring this treat with me tonight and i am finding myself sneaking into the kitchen for a little handful every 10 minutes….


  1. December 17, 2010 / 2:09 pm

    Wow! Your popcorn looks delicious- and the best part is that it's your super special family recipe. 🙂

    Thanks for sharing- have a great Friday!!!


  2. December 17, 2010 / 9:52 pm

    This is NOT diet friendly, but it does look so delicious! Great post!
    -Catherine at The Sping

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