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12/28/11 10:36 A

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I refused to bake Christmas goodies this year. Just didn't think I was strong enough yet for the temptation.

I have been thinking of doing this recipe to surprise my family for a family movie night Friday. I'm reading your posts to glean any tips. Thanks!!

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11/28/11 1:05 P

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Thanks for letting me know.

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11/28/11 9:57 A

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I used this recipe last year during Christmas time to give as gifts to neighborhood family and friends. I doubled the recipe and it came out prefect.

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11/28/11 7:25 A

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I made three batches of the caramel popcorn this weekend and froze it in buckets. It's an excellent recipe, especially when you figure out your preferred amount of popcorn to use. I actually didn't have any problems with sticking, the pan came clean very easily. I'm curious if anyone has tried doubling the recipe and if so whether you double the salt or use less. I plan on using it in an upcoming bake sale at work.

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11/16/11 8:52 P

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Thank you for the review and for the tip about the parchment paper. It will hopefully save me from a sticky mess.



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11/16/11 1:57 P

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emoticon I'm going to have to try popcorn in a paper bag in the microwave. Sounds like it would be better, healthier, and cheaper than the store bought microwave popcorn!!

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11/16/11 1:43 P

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Last year I made the caramel popcorn as Holiday gifts for teachers and neighbors. It is a great treat for the family to enjoy.

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11/15/11 5:11 P

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That's a really awesome tip, Melinda! I never thought to try that! emoticon

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11/15/11 9:24 A

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I am definitely going to try this - my daughters constantly have friends over on the weekend and this would make a great snack for them!

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11/14/11 8:32 P

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11/14/11 7:38 P

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Nope, no problems. I fold it over about 4-5 times and it has never opened on me. It makes about 4 cups of popcorn, so you may have to make a couple batches for a recipe.

Just be sure to listen for the pops. When it slows down, take out the popcorn--or else you'll burn it.

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11/14/11 7:33 P

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Melinda, do you not have a problem with the lunch bag opening up when you do it this way?? It would be much healthier that way, but I have always been afraid to do it.

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11/14/11 6:51 P

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I do mine in the microwave in the same way. emoticon

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11/14/11 6:44 P

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You can make "air popped" popcorn in the microwave (albeit in smaller batches). Just put about 4 Tablespoons popcorn in a brown lunch bag, fold over the top of the bag a couple of times and put it in the microwave. I set my timer for 3 minutes, but I usually take it out with about 50 seconds left--it depends on your microwave.

It's much better than "microwave" popcorn--no nasty chemicals and MUCH cheaper!

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11/14/11 5:55 P

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I used an air popper. I suppose you could use microwavable kind if it was plain. emoticon

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11/14/11 5:40 P

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Did you use an air popcorn popper or microwave? I'm asking because I would like to try it but don't have a popper, just the microwavable packets. Thanks!

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11/14/11 5:31 P

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I made the caramel popcorn last night, yum! emoticon We had a youth group movie night at my house and made this for one of the snacks. Everyone loved it!
The only thing that I will do differently next time is to use parchment paper. Even with the cooking spray it really stuck to the pan and was a little hard to get off, ended up with a lot of little crumblies. Hubby cleaned the pan so that was awesome! emoticon

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