This caramel popcorn recipe makes an excellent gourmet gift.Be sure to use real butter it tastes much better.This would be a really nice gift for just about anyone on your list.You can put it in a jar or tin, and make multiple gifts.
10 cups popped popcorn
1 1/2 cups of dry roasted peanuts
1/2 cup butter cut in cubes
1/4 cup of corn syrup
1 cup of brown sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla
Use a roasting pan or a really big mixing bowl.Be sure to coat everything with cooking spray , makes clean up easier.
Pop your popcorn, pour the popcorn into your pan and sprinkle peanuts over top. Pre-heat oven to 200 F.
In a saucepan melt butter, corn syrup ,brown sugar, and salt over medium heat. Stir often and bring to a boil. Let boil for five minutes without stirring.
Remove saucepan from heat and add baking soda right away with the vanilla and stir.
Immediately pour mix over popcorn and mix using two spoons coated with cooking spray.
Spoon mix onto a well greased cookie sheet , bake 1 hour stir every 15 minutes.Cool completely and add to jars or tins. Great gift idea!
I have also added some more jar gift ideas that are really neat little gifts.
Bead jar with string for kid’s. Hair ribbons ,and things for a little girl. Baby wash clothes layered in a jar really cute! Pin cushion jars filled with sewing items. Treat in a jar layered with cake icecream ,icing and whip cream.
Use star bucks bottles to fill with candy. You can paint them to put flowers in them and write on the bottles. Also for dog lovers add some homemade dog biscuits you can’t forget the pets!