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Crazy Crunch


This is an addictive caramel corn recipe that Mom used to make around Christmas or other holiday gatherings. We finished off an entire batch once with the Thorens while watching a Fourth of July Fireworks display in Colorado.

servings:One batch
total time:
1 hr


  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2-3 cups peanuts
  • 6 cups popped popcorn (Mom always preferred the white popcorn)
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Check syrup for the "hard crack" by dropping a small amount of syrup into a cup of cold water. If it breaks easily, the syrup is done. Do not overcook or it will be too hard and taste burned.



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