It was a crisp autumn day outside, but I was inside, warm and toasty, ten years old and munching on this sweet, gooey, crunchy goodness... I could almost have called her grandma, but she was just a neighbor from down the street. Riding my bike to her house meant that I was in store for a tasty treat!
Believe it or not, I believe I've perfected the recipe! I've added a twist. Cinnamon!
About two cups popping corn
1/4 cup vegetable oil
Heat on high in a large stewpot, covered. Shake back and forth every so often until popped.
2 cups of sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup water
salt to taste
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp distilled white vinegar
1-1 1/2 tsp of cinnamon
On medium-high to high heat, boil 1st four ingredients until thick and bubbly, stirring constantly, about 4-5 minutes. Remove from heat, add vanilla, vinegar, and cinnamon. Allow to cool enough so you can handle it.
Pour over bowl of popcorn, mixing and forming into 3" balls.
Or, do what I did and pour onto a cookie sheet and flatten. (Kind of like rice crispy treats!)
Allow to cool completely.
"Food is never just food. It's also a way of getting at something else: who we are, who we have been, & who we want to be." -- Molly Wizenberg