Friday, May 1, 2009

Caramel Corn Pops...not the cereal pops, the white trash pops! :)

This is a Utah-Mormon staple and is seriously the most addictive snack/treat ever! The corn pops* called for in the recipe are in a big bag and kind of look like Cheetos Puffs, but they are yellow and yummy. Kind of like caramel corn, but puffy and chewy, no annoying kernels.

If you're out of state, I don't know if you can find these things. Someone told me Wal-Mart carries them, but we're not sure where. *Just as a reference, they are the Barrel o' Fun brand Corn Pops.

1 (18 oz.) bag Corn Pops or Kettle Pops (look in the Potato Chip/Popcorn section of your store)

2 cup brown sugar
1 square butter (1/2 cup)
1 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 cup light corn syrup
2 Tbsp. water
1/2 teaspoon baking soda

Bring butter, brown sugar, corn syrup, vanilla and water to a medium boil. Stir continuously. Boil for 1 to 1 ½ minutes. Remove from heat. Add baking soda, coating will puff up. Pour over corn pops or kettle pops; toss. Enjoy!