Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming
down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or
shifting shadow. (James 1:17)

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Homemade Caramel Corn

1 cup butter
2 cup brown sugar
cup corn syrup
1 t. salt
1 t. vanilla
1 t. baking soda
6 qts. popped, unflavored popcorn
2 cups unsalted peanuts or mixed nuts


Melt butter; stir in brown sugar, corn syrup, and salt. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Boil without stirring; 5 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in baking soda and vanilla. Gradually pour over popped corn, mixing well. Turn into 2 large cookie sheets and bake in a 250 oven for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Remove from oven and cool completely. Break apart and enjoy. Makes 5 quarts.