Bryan went out to a concert tonight, so the children and I watched The Tale of Despereaux (eight thumbs up, by the way). I couldn't find my usual Cracker Jack Popcorn recipe, so I Googled. This is so good and super quick. It took longer to cool from molten-lava hot than it did to make it up.
I should have videoed the feeding frenzy that ensued when I placed the bowl in the middle of the living room!
Microwave Carmel Popcorn
4 quarts popped popcorn
1 C brown sugar
1/2 C butter
1/4 C light corn syrup (but pancake syrup works if you're out)
1/2 tea. salt
1 tea. vanilla
1/2 tea. baking soda (I forgot this , but no one complained)
Place popcorn into a large brown grocery sack. Set aside.
In a 2 qt. measuring pitcher, combine the brown sugar, butter, syrup, salt, and vanilla. Heat for 3 minutes in the microwave, stir until well blended. Heat for another 1 1/2 minuted. Remove from the microwave and stir in the baking soda.
Pour syrup over the popcorn in the bag. Roll down the top to close the bag and shake to coat the corn. Place bag in the microwave, and cook for 1 minute 10 seconds. Remove, shake, flip the bag over, and return it to the microwave. Cook for another 1 minute 10 seconds. Dump the popcorn out onto waxed paper, and let cool until coating is set.