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Gluten-Free Caramel Corn Recipe

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Gluten-Free Homemade Caramel Corn Recipe Image Teri Gruss

Gluten-Free Homemade Caramel Corn

Photo 2012 © Teri Lee Gruss
Homemade caramel corn is buttery, crunchy, sweet and best of all it's naturally gluten-free. And it's fresh, a quality hard to find in a can or bag! If you like, use organic popcorn, butter, sugar and agave syrup for an extra special treat.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 5 quarts fresh popcorn
  • 1/2 cup agave syrup OR light corn syrup
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 2 sticks (1 cup) butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

Preparation:

Preheat oven to 250°

  1. Pop 5 quarts of popcorn and place in a large roasting pan.
  2. Put butter, sugar, agave syrup OR corn syrup and cream of tartar in a large pan. Over medium heat, melt the mixture, stirring to prevent burning.
  3. Bring to a boil and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat.
  4. Add vanilla and baking soda and stir to mix.
  5. Carefully pour this mixture over the popcorn. Gently stir to thoroughly coat the popcorn.
  6. Bake for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes.
  7. Remove and pour on a large baking sheet to cool. Use a spatula to separate the warm clumps.

To freeze. Cool caramel corn completely. Seal tightly in freezer bags. Bring to room temperature to serve.

Reminder: Always make sure your work surfaces, utensils, pans and tools are free of gluten. Always read product labels. Manufacturers can change product formulations without notice. When in doubt, do not buy or use a product before contacting the manufacturer for verification that the product is free of gluten.
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 5 out of 5
Gluten Free Caramel Corn, Member Razzmatazlady

I just made this yesterday. It's just delicious! It was a big hit with the group I made it for! I used plain microwave popcorn. It took 2-1/2 bags, popped to make 5 quarts. It was very easy to prepare and after it was baked, I spread it out onto three rimmed cookie sheets to cool. I plan to make a ton of this, put it in clear bags and tie with a big bow for Christmas gifts along with the recipe.

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