Be still my heart. So yummy....so easy.... Not healthy....but a whole lot more healthy homemade then the crap bought in stores.
6 quarts of popped popcorn (3-4 bags of microwave stuff)
2 cups of brown sugar
2 sticks of butter
1/2 cup of corn syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
Pop all the popcorn and put in casserole dish or roasting pans. Set aside. You can use the prepackaged microwave stuff, but it doesn't take Orville Redenbacher to make the real deal. Buy the popcorn seeds and put in brown paper bag. Fold the bag shut and put in microwave, around 2-3 minutes. Listen to stop popping and that's it. So much healthier without added preservers and fake butter in prepackaged stuff.
Add brown sugar.
Added tip! Put your measuring spoons in a cabinet, labeled, on hooks. Keeps them right where you need them. No digging!
Bring to a boil. Stir, boiling, for 5 minutes.
(p.s. don't be tempted to stick your finger in to taste the lovely smelling substance. It's hot. You know, I don't know from experience.... I heard (*wink, wink*) from a friend)
Pour over popcorn. Stir in and then put in a 250 degree oven for 1 hour. Stir around about every 15 minutes to coat evenly.
Better yet, hand out immediately to neighborhood children playing in snow.....