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oh my word.

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oh my word.

if you're supposed to be packing today - or shopping or wrapping or traveling or spending time with your family - stop right now and go make this.  it's sooooooo good.  so good.  (truth be told, i have never made a single one of molly's recipes that wasn't so good.  ever.  but this one.  just go make it now and see for yourself.)

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i made a batch yesterday to take to dear cousins this weekend.  lots of friends have made it - martha made it, and erin made it (they both packaged it way cuter than i did.) and i've been meaning to make it for days.  

i'm sort of on the other side of the holiday madness.  hanukkah ended last friday night, and it's not that i don't still have 1,000 things to do, it's just that i no longer have 4,737,861 things to do, which is a big relief.  so i had time yesterday - when i should have been wrapping and packing and folding laundry - to make two batches of caramel corn.

the first batch was a royal disaster.  i knew the pan was too big when i started (hey erin, remember when i said the pan seemed too big?  it was.) which meant that the caramel was too shallow, which meant that the candy thermometer didn't register properly, which meant that the caramel got too thick and gooey and didn't coat the popcorn nicely, and it was a big mess.  (of course, that didn't stop me from eating it or taking pictures of it - it was only that i couldn't actually pack it up and give it.)

so i made the second batch - using a smaller pan - and oh my word.  it's tasty and it's pretty and i'm going to have to make another batch next week to take to friends because it is just so good.

and now i'm off to do all that i should have been doing yesterday.

wishing you all joy and love and peace and caramel corn this holiday season.

Reader Comments (9)

caramel corn is one of my favorite holiday treats and i haven't had any ages. you've tempted me to cast the rest of my to-do's aside. dare i?
December 23, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterbright and blithe
We are going crazy for this, too! I love how this recipe overcomes the whole problem of how to get the popcorn evenly coated.

I've enjoyed your dreamy photos for quite a while--and I'm a habit addict as well. Cheers to "the other side" of the holidays!
December 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNancy
oops. you shouldn't have listened to me!

it is crazy good, huh? i'm making more tonight.
December 23, 2009 | Unregistered Commentererin
okay.. that is it. i now HAVE to make this. tomorrow. or friday. or saturday... but just let me tell you, it WILL be made!happy everything to you.
December 23, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterleslie
I had such a caramel corn craving last night that I bought myself a bag of it. This looks so good! I am going to make some of it today.
December 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterUnplanned Cooking
I bookmarked this recipe from Orangette to make myself! Now I clearly need to make it a priority!
December 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterElizabeth
alright, alright already! we have plenty of clean clothes around here. i'm making this today for the kids on new years eve. hi, emily! :-)
December 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTara Thayer
I made caramel corn for the first time this year. I could become addicted very quickly.
December 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJodi
this looks yum!
January 24, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterchristina

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