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Hootenanny Amish Caramel Corn (great gift)

November 10, 2023

There’s caramel corn, then there’s HOMEMADE caramel corn and they don’t even belong in the same category.

It’s easy to make and even teenage boys will make it with you (see video) for their teachers.

This has been a long time fall recipe in our family and we make it every year.

We served it at every fall Hootenanny party we ever had & it makes an appearance at fall dinners with friends.

The recipe is modified from an Amish woman I met in Lancaster County in my 20’s. This just solidifies my obsession with the Amish.

This makes a perfect friend, neighbor, or teacher gift also – for the holidays or just for the everyday. Everyone seems to love homemade caramel corn.

PACKAGING IDEAS

I like to put a huge batch in a big jar and put cute ribbon on it with a gift tag. For smaller portions, I put some of the goodness in clear gift bags and also wrap with ribbon.

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CUSTOM RECIPE DOWNLOAD TO GO WITH YOUR GIFT

You can also download this custom caramel corn recipe page to put with your gift. It makes such a cute addition… and everyone wants the recipe!

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    Hootenanny Amish Caramel Corn (great gift)

    This is one of my most special recipes of all time.  It speaks of fall Hootenannies and warm gatherings. This makes the perfect friend, neighbor, or teacher gift wrapped in cute bags.  

    • Author: Krista Gilbert

    Ingredients

    Scale

    7 quarts popped popcorn (about 28 cups)
    2 c. Brown sugar
    1/2 c. Corn syrup
    1 tsp. Vanilla
    1 c. Butter
    1 tsp. Salt
    1/2 tsp. Baking soda

    Instructions

    Boil sugar, butter, corn syrup, and salt for 5 min.  Remove from heat and add the soda and vanilla.  Pour over popcorn and bake at 250 degrees for 1 hour.  Stir occasionally.

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