Caramel is an essential staple in my family’s home during the Holidays. My mom has to make countless batches of this stuff just to keep up with demand! And even though most caramel corn recipes can be a bit tricky and time consuming, this one is so simple and finished in the microwave!
Today is the first day to what I’m going to call “12 Days of Christmas Treats” (because who really wants a partridge in a pear tree anyways?) I will be posting a sweet Holiday treat every single day until Christmas Eve. I may have bitten off more than I can chew with this challenge… but my family make so many treats every year, so I have plenty to choose from.I wish I could say how tasty this caramel corn is, but everyone else ate it ALL before I could even snag a sample. No joke.
My mom makes a million different treats around Christmas, but caramel corn is ALWAYS one of them. I don’t even think I can say my dad eats it by the handful, because he uses both hands. When people eat this stuff, they kind of replicate a wild animal that hasn’t eaten in weeks. It just has that effect on people I guess.
I’m the kind of person that digs through the whole batch of caramel, just to pick out and eat all the ones that are coated the most in caramel. Anyone else have this problem?! That’s why I halved the amount of popcorn that my mom’s recipe calls for, so no more digging around! Each piece is thoroughly saturated in crispy caramel! I guess there’s more to me than good looks after all.
I had made this a few weeks ago to add to some goody bags for my son’s birthday party (see HERE), and even though the sign said please take one, I’m pretty sure everyone took at least two. One of the guests even said, “wait, you made this?!” That’s how awesome this stuff looks! It looks like the fancy, expensive caramel corn you can buy in those pretty worthless decorative tins, except you can take all the credit for it!
Be sure to check back tomorrow to see another Christmas treat!
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