Trick or treat. It’s just about that time. And while as adults we don’t usually get to partake in the same festivities in children, there are a few treats that are good for children of all ages. 

Caramel corn is one such staple. And it’s a simple and no-fuss snack you can enjoy at anytime of day or night.


Non stick cooking spray

1 cup butter

2 cups brown sugar

1/2 cup corn syrup

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

3 tablespoons canola oil

¼ cup popcorn kernels


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.  Spray a cooking sheet with non-stick cooking spray.
  2.  In a large saucepan heat the oil over medium heat.  Add the popcorn kernels, cover and cook.  Shake the pop continuously once you hear the kernels begin to pop.  Transfer into a large bowl.  Be careful of any flyaway kernels.
  3.  In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Stir in brown sugar, corn syrup and salt. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Boil without stirring 4 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in soda and vanilla. Pour in a thin stream over popcorn, stirring to coat.
  4.  Place in two large shallow baking dishes and bake in preheated oven, stirring every 15 minutes, for 1 hour. Remove from oven and let cool completely before breaking into pieces.  The popcorn will crisp as it cools.

Taste and enjoy!

-Arianna Schioldager

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