Gluten Free Caramel Corn

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Gluten Free Caramel Corn – Yum!
Last year, I needed a recipe for a gluten free snack to take to a party and found this recipe at About.com. I’ve made a ton of it since then…makes a great gift if you scoop it into a cellophane bag and tie it closed with a ribbon.


GLUTEN FREE CARAMEL CORN

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour

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

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.

Gluten Free 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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