If you dont have a corn popper you can pop the corn in your microwave. I use a large oval glass casserole and put the lid on slightly crooked to allow steam to escape. Consult your microwaves user manual for instructions on how to pop corn in your own microwave.)
Place the popped corn in a very large bowl. In a 2-litre ovenproof glass jug, microwave sugar, treacle, syrup and vinegar 5 minutes on high*. Add butter, stir until melted and cook another 2 minutes or until a thread of syrup dropped into cold water snaps. Pour the mixture over the popped corn and stir in quickly and thoroughly with a long-handled metal spoon (so you dont burn yourself on the hot caramel). At first it will seem that theres not enough caramel, but most of it has found its way to the bottom of the bowl and just needs to be dug out. Once the corn is as evenly covered as possible, spread it onto a buttered tray. When cold, break into pieces. Store in an airtight containerthat is, if your family doesnt eat it all in one sitting!
*Times are for a 650-watt microwave.
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