Dinosaur and Caramel Corn
Here is Jack and his class at the party.
Here is my little dino and his superhero and monster friend.
This is actually my third batch this month. I brought it to the kid's fall party at church and it was a big hit so I knew it would be the perfect allergy free treat to bring to Jack's party.
Oven Caramel Corn
4 quarts popped corn
2 cups brown sugar
1/2 cup dark corn syrup
1 scant cup margarine
1 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp baking soda
Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Generously butter a large roasting pan and put popcorn in pan.
In a large saucepan combine sugar, syrup, margarine and salt. Melt slowly on low heat and then boil 5 minutes. Remove from heat and add vanilla and baking soda. Stir and it will become foamy.
Pour at once over popcorn and mix carefully so you don't crush the popcorn. A big slotted spoon works best.
Bake at 250 degrees for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes.
Cool and store in tightly covered containers. This also freezes well.
This is what it should look like when it is finished baking.
Here are the sprinkles I used:
I sprinkled some fall colored sprinkles on the caramel corn after it was done to give it a festive look. Then I bagged it up into cute individual sized portions for Jack to pass out to his class.