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November 13, 2011

Simplified No Corn Syrup Caramel Corn with Gelatin

This is it, the finished product...not too oily, not too sticky, not too wet, not too clumpy, not too salty, not too bland.  You can read about some of the experiments here: No Corn Syrup Caramel/Toffee Popcorn


  • 1/4 cup butter (1 stick)
  • 2 TBS beef gelatin
  • 2 TBS cane sugar
  • 2 TBS brown or "whole" cane sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Dash of vanilla (optional) 
  • 1/8 tsp baking soda (added at very end)
1/4 cup white popcorn kernels


  1. Get out 1 stick of butter and let soften
  2. Pop the corn
  3. Remove unpopped kernels and loose "shells"
  4. Set aside in a large mixing bowl. 
  5. Mix all dry ingredients (except baking soda) in a small sauce pan
  6. Mix dry ingredients with butter and heat low and slow until dissolved
  7. Increase heat to medium, stirring occasionally to keep it from sticking to the bottom
  8. Let it bubble up a bit...a few minutes or so.
  9. Turn off heat and stir in vanilla
  10. Add baking soda, stir and pour over popcorn
  11. Fold caramel gently into popcorn, coating as evenly as possible
  12. Serve as is with a fresh glass of milk or mold into balls before it cools.
  13. ENJOY!

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  1. I could eat a bowl right now.

    Thanks for sharing with Simply Delish.

  2. Thanks for linking up! I love the picture--definitely eye catching and drool-inducing. Great job with this experiment!

  3. What a fun treat! Sounds delicious.

  4. this sounds mighty tasty come see what I shared at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

  5. This sounds so good! Adding this on my list of things to try.

    Thanks for linking up to Friday Food on Momtrends.com last week!

  6. Oh wow, this sounds like such a treat! Thank you for sharing your Caramel Corn with the Hearth and Soul hop!

  7. Wow, that sounds so original! Thanks for linking up with the Hearth and Soul! What a way to make this treat healthier!