I call this "Parrish Family Popcorn" because this delicious carmel corn was a signature treat at any party, girls camp, family trip, and often requested by our friends or co-workers. My sister-in-law can't have any dairy while she is nursing because the baby is allergic to milk. They told me they have been trying different caramel corn recipes that didn't have dairy in it, SOOOO I had to whip up some of our good old carmel corn for them to try. We all ate it until we were sick. Makes a grundle so be prepared to share!
Parrish Family Carmel Corn
2 cups (unpopped) popcorn
Pop popcorn, remove old maids.
*This much popcorn usually fills two or three of my largest bowls. Mom use to use her roasting pans.
1/2 lb. butter
2 1/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup light corn syrup
Bring to a soft ball stage (1-2 minutes of boiling total! If you go to long your popcorn won't be gooey and chewy--that's what makes it so good!)
Remove from hit and add two handfuls for Mini Marshmallows (for me about 5 cups)
Add 1 teaspoon vanilla
Stir until marshmallow are almost melted but not quite. Pour over your popcorn and stir until evenly coated.
Then enjoy the sticky, chewy, fun with all your friends!