We love to sit around and watch football with a big fire roaring in the fireplace! Days like this always call for special game-day food, and today calls for Caramel Popcorn Puffs. These incredible treats will melt in your mouth. I had them first at NAJA headquarters when Missy Stephens made them for one of our meetings in Greenville. Everyone wanted the recipe! I have hesitated about making them because they require patience and constant attention, but they are super easy and fun to make when you are anxious about the game and can’t sit still!
Caramel Popcorn Puffs
Approximately 8 ounces of puffcorn (you’ll find it with the chips – I use 2 bags of Chester’s $2.00 puffcorn, but Old Dutch is good too)
Place puffcorn curls in a large roaster pan.
In a 2-quart saucepan, cook together for 2 minutes
1/2 pound butter (2 sticks) not margarine
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
Add 1 teaspoon baking soda to mixture. This may cause mixture to foam so a large saucepan is necessary. Stir constantly.
Pour caramel mixture over puffcorn curls and stir until mixed. Place in a 250-degree oven for 45 minutes, stirring every 10 to 15 minutes. Remove from oven; pour on waxed paper and break apart. If you follow the directions closely, your caramel puffcorn will melt in your mouth and turn out perfect every time!
Here’s to a great day of football!