I get lots of request for my Crack Corn that I make for special events and at Christmas. I made it for my recent Holiday Retreat and put it in these cute little milk jars for all my guests.
I found these tiny Grapevine wreaths at my local craft store. I made the poinsettias using the Reason for the Season stamp set and punch
Here is the Crack Corn recipe:
½ C. butter
1 C. brown sugar
¼ C. dark Karo syrup
Dash of salt
Microwave on high 2 mn. in a glass bowl.
Stir and quickly return to the microwave for 2 minutes.
½ t. baking soda
1/8 t. vanilla
Stir until fluffy. Pour this over the puffed popcorn (I use one full bag of the popcorn) that is in a large Tupperware bowl (or one that is ok to go back into the microwave.) Stir this up, then microwave for 2 minutes, stirring after 1 minute.
Spread this out on wax paper to let it cool.
Melt 3-4 squares of White Almond bark and drizzle over the popcorn. (A slotted spoon makes a great drizzler!)
The puff corn I buy is made by Chester's. This year, I have found it at Target and Dollar General as well as a few local Gas Stations. It's always $2 a bag no matter where you buy it!
The puffcorn looks like this:
I have had friends tell me their's doesn't turn out right. I'm not sure why, but I think it depends on the microwaves heat. You are basically bringing the caramel up to the right temp (although I don't know what that step is.) So, play around with the time in your microwave if it doesn't come out crunchy. Also, I have found mine never turns our right if it's raining outside. Something to do with the humidity. Here is this year's firs round. This is 8 bags!!