Here it is, the ultimate family night treat: caramel corn! Easy and quick to make, don't blame me if you end up making this once a week. Yummy!
This recipe is modified from one by Emeril on the food network website.
Easy Microwave Caramel Popcorn
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup light corn syrup
1/4 tsp salt
4 Tbsp butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 package microwave popcorn (I usually use butter flavored, if you use plain, then up the salt to 1/4 tsp.)
1 cup roasted unsalted peanuts
Microwave on high for 1 minute. Stir, then microwave for 2 minutes, stopping to stir every 30 seconds.
When the 2 minutes is up, add the baking soda to the caramel mixture and stir well (mixture will foam).
Enjoy! If there are any leftovers (haha), store in an airtight container.
*Note: depending on the popcorn you use, you may end up with a few unpopped kernels. If you don't pick them out before combining the popcorn and caramel, you could damage your teeth, so be careful!