As a kid growing up we made and delivered May baskets to our friends and neighbors. We girls would decorate the baskets and fill them with Caramel Popcorn. Today I made May Baskets for the two little neighbor girls, Alice and Anna. I admit I spent more time making the baskets than the Caramel Popcorn. They were not too impressed with the baskets as they went right to work eating the treat.
I fill a 9 x 13 pan with popped corn with all old maids removed. Then I make the caramel topping.
1 cup sugar
3 Tablespoons butter
Cook in a heavy skillet over medium high heat until the
sugar melts and the mixture turns a caramel color.
Pour over the popped corn and stir to mix. This hardens quickly so one needs to stir
right away. This takes about 10 minutes of cooking time. I like to stir often.
The basket would have looked better without the baggie. This way I did not have to worry about losing any of the Caramel Popcorn and it made transportation much easier.