Evie's class is doing a movie party and we are bringing the best caramel popcorn ever! After Evie and I tried to come up with something to do, I quickly decided her ideas were slightly out of my budget and I thought that the popcorn
Here's what I came up with...
And here's the final product!
What you'll need:
Poppin' & Rockin' tags (download here)
circle punch from cute paper, mine was white on one side so Evie could sign it (I used a 2" punch)
Glue just the 2 sides and bottom 1/2" edges down to the lunch saks. This will make the oh so cute pocket for the Pop Rocks to fit into.
Have your child write "From:" on the round punch outs and attach with ribbon or twine
Here's the recipe for the best caramel popcorn ever
If you don't like caramel popcorn, then use regular popcorn - but not liking caramel popcorn is almost as bad as not liking chocolate - I said almost...not liking chocolate is a sin.
- 1 cup butter
- 2 cups brown sugar
- 1/2 cup corn syrup
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 5 quarts popped popcorn
- Preheat oven to 250 degrees F (95 degrees C). Place popcorn in a very large bowl.
- 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.
- 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.