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National Caramel Popcorn Day
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By Anne Kirchner

United Way of McPherson County is working to build a stronger community by addressing issues related to health, education and income. We believe conversations and intensive listening are the best ways to understand the real problems and move ...

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Today is national caramel popcorn day...celebrate! I inherited the following recipe from a friend many years ago. It has been a family favorite ever since.

Microwave Caramel Corn

Place 4 quarts popped corn in a brown paper bag; set aside.

1 cup light brown sugar

1/4 cup corn syrup

1 stick margarine

1/4 tsp. salt

Place above ingredients in a small saucepan and heat over low heat until melted, stirring to combine. Add 1/2 tsp. baking soda and 1/2 tsp. vanilla; mixture will foam. Stir well then pour over popped corn in paper bag. Microwave on high for 1 1/2 minutes then stir with wooden spoon. Repeat but be cautious for burning. Stir again with wooden spoon then microwave for 45 seconds more. Pour onto cookie sheets and cool. Can be stored in airtight container for several days.

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