This recipe came about by accident from the very first time I attempted to make this delicious sweet treat. I couldn't get my hands on corn syrup like the original recipe called for so winged it by subbing other ingredients in. After a couple of goes I managed to get everything quite right and the recipe no longer needed baking making it a much quicker recipe to make.
You can prepare the caramel in the microwave if you don't want to bother with the stove. In a microwave safe bowl melt the butter until it pops in the microwave. Stir in the salt and sugar until combined then return to microwave for 3 minutes on medium-high power. Whisk, then return to microwave for 2 minutes on high power. Follow steps 6-8 as normal. ENJOY!
the butter to sugar ration is way too high. Mine turned out horrible. My whole house is stinky and I threw out the whole thing. Never trying this again. - 24 Sep 2013
this was delicious! it tested our math skills to do the conversion for US baking, but it was a huge hit. i subbed rum extract for half of the vanilla and used air-popped corn - will be making again! - 26 May 2013
Well, I definitely have had better caramel corn, but this wasn't terrible. There is too much sugar to butter ratio and I really think the corn syrup needs to be there if you have it. That said, good in a pinch when your having that caramel corn craving! - 12 May 2013