Gene, my dad, and Justin love this recipe. You'll never want to buy expensive caramel corn again after you try this easy recipe.
1 cup margarine or butter
2 cups brown sugar
1/3 cup corn syrup (light)
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla
Boil the first 4 ingredients for 5 minutes (set the timer when it comes to boil)
Remove from heat and stir in baking soda and vanilla.
Pour over a big bowl of popcorn (2 batches of popcorn and make sure to remove unpopped seeds)
Spread on a big cookie sheet and bake in preheated oven at 250 degrees for one hour, stirring every 15 minutes.
Cool completely and store in zip lock bags. Very addictive ~ you may not even need zip locks because this won't last very long.
Optional: you can add peanuts to make this even better!