I love, Love, LOVE kettle corn. When I go to the theater in Des Moines I’m not certain whether the real reason for going is for the movie. Know what I mean? I ALWAYS buy the kettle corn. And, yes…….the large size.
Recently Jenny and I ran into Des Moines to see a faith-based film. When we got into the theater room we noticed it was very small………………………but the seats were VERY LARGE…..AND RECLINING. So we got out kettle corn, soft drink, a few sticks of licorice, put our feet up…………….looked at each other and laughed til we cried. What a fun night we had!
Challenge: to make theater-type kettle corn. Well, folks, I’m pleased with the outcome today. I cannot leave it alone, so that’s the test for me that it’s a pretty darn good recipe.
Found this old recipe in my box today.
Hope you’ll give it a try. It’s best in the reclining position! 😉
- 8 C popped popcorn
- ¾ C sugar
- ⅓ C butter
- 3 T light corn syrup
- ¼ t baking soda
- ¼ t vanilla
- Remove all unpopped kernels from popped corn. Place popcorn into 17x12x12 inch baking pan. In a 1½ quart heavy bottomed saucepan, combine sugar, butter and syrup. Cook and stir over medium heat till butter melts and mixture comes to boiling. Cook, stirring occasionally, to 255 degrees (hard ball stage), about 4 minutes more. Remove from heat. Add mixture of soda and vanilla. Pour over popcorn; stir to coat. Bake in 300 degree oven for 15 minutes, stir. Bake another 5 minutes. Transfer to waxed paper on counter top. Cool