Among their many other talents, some of the employees at M R Products, Inc. in Copemish, MI, happen to be great cooks.  One of our long-time employees in the Shipping Department, Sheila Merrill not only cooks, she also maintains an extensive garden, and cans a lot of her own produce.  She makes terrific salsa, but today, we wanted to publish a favorite recipe for all of us at MR CHAIN - Sheila's oven made caramel corn.

Ingredients:

5 qts. popped corn

1 cup butter

2 cups brown sugar, firmly packed

1/2 cup light corn syrup

1/2 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. baking soda

Place popped corn in oven at 250 degrees to keep warm and crisp.  Combine brown sugar, butter, corn syrup, and salt.  Boil to soft ball stage.  Remove from heat and stir in baking soda.  Syrup will foam.  Pour syrup over popped corn, mix well, and return to oven for 45 to 50 minutes.  Stir every 15 minutes.  Cool and serve.

This is really delicious, and very popular with all of us at M R Products/MR CHAIN.  Enjoy!