Old Fashioned Molasses "caramel" Corn

75 mins (prep 15, cooking 60)
8 ingredients
14 servings
Back in the day, down South, cooks didn't have corn syrup on their shelves, they had sorghum molasses as it was cheaply and locally produced. It's an old fashioned taste I love and candy made w/ molasses is far more flavorful than candy made w/ corn syrup. My Granny cooked her candy till 'hard crack' on the stovetop and poured it over the corn, but doing it that way takes a lot more babysitting and using this method you won't burn or undercook it because it hardens in the oven.

Categories:  north-american , taste~mood , <-4-hours , snack , low-in... , time-to-make , low-protein , food-gift , sweet , easy , candy , american , heirloom~historical , number-of-servings , inexpensive , southern-u.s. , from-scratch , for-large-groups , dessert ,
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Serving Size (76.49 g)
Servings 14
Amount per Serving
Calories 332.14 Calories from Fat 138.96
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15.44g 332.45%
Saturated Fat 7.23g 505.9%
Trans Fat 0.42g %
Cholesterol 27.25mg 127.17%
Sodium 357.76mg 208.69%
Total Carbohydrate 48.66g 227.1%
Dietary Fiber 0.89 g 49.76%
Sugars 46.98 g %
Protein 2.84g 79.52%
Vitamin A 316.75IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 77.82mg% Iron 1.57mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
popped popcorn