Frugal Snack or Dessert Idea

Note: I posted this for Frugal Friday at Biblicalwomanhood. Amanda thought it would be a good post for Mommy Tip Tuesday so I am reposting it. It is a great snack idea. I have also put it in some nice clear bags tied at the top with a ribbon for a simple gift idea. I hope you enjoy. And thanks for letting me participate for Mommy Tip Tuesday.

This caramel corn is a great frugal snack or dessert idea. The recipe came from my husband’s grandmother. When we got married she gave me her favorite cookbook. She said she really did not cook much anymore and she wanted me to have it. It was a church cookbook from a church they had attended at one point. It is a large cookbook and has lots of good recipes. This is my favorite recipe from that cookbook.

I made this recently for a movie night with the kids. I had not told them we were going to have a movie night but when they saw me making caramel corn they knew we were going to have one. So, for a frugal movie night at home, get a movie from the library and make a big batch of this. It is a great treat or snack for a movie or anytime.

My tip on this recipe is it is easier to stir the hot caramel sauce into the popcorn if you have two people. It just makes it easier to get it well coated. This recipe is easy but if you have never made anything like it before I would suggest you 1/2 it the first time in order to get the idea about stirring all the sauce around. And one more thing, yes the caramel sauce bubbles up when you add the baking soda to it. It is supposed to do that.

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  1. Vanessa says:

    That looks really similar to my recipe. I love caramel corn. It’s so reasonable to make it at home, too.

    I’ll have to make some for my boys. :)

  2. Catherine R. says:

    Oooh, yummy! What is cream of tartar anyway?

  3. You find the cream of tartar in the spice aisle with all the baking products and spices. You really do not use it much. It helps when beating egg whites up for meringue. I have had the same bottle of cream of tartar for several years so it is not something you use much but it is not expensive to buy at least not from what I remember. You do need it for this recipe though. It is what makes this recipe work better then other caramel corns I have tried.

  4. That looks delicious! I’ll have to try that. Thanks!

  5. Omigosh! That looks SO yummy! I’ll have to try that. I’m always looking for something good to make at home.

    If you are interested, I’d love to have you join me for my Mommy Tip Tuesdays at

    I think this would make a great tip to share with the other moms who read my blog!


  6. Thank you so much for participating in Mommy Tip Tuesday – I really appreciate it!

    I’m actually headed to the grocery store now. I need to add the ingredients to my list so I can try this yummy treat. :)

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