Corn Day at the Iowa State Fair
Today is Corn Day at the Iowa State Fair! Visit the Iowa Corn Grower’s tent on the Grand Concourse between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m., and enter to win some fabulous giveaways. Visitors will have the chance to win free food and fuel for a year, tickets to the Iowa/Iowa State game, and tickets to the Iowa Corn Indy 250!
Come celebrate how Iowa’s farmers are helping feed and fuel our world. And speaking of food … what’s better than a day at the fair with cotton candy, taffy, corn dogs and shakes? Today I wanted to share a recipe for one of my favorite fair foods, caramel corn. I found this recipe on a website devoted entirely to state fair foods! Every time I make this recipe with my kids, I feel like I’m bringing a little bit of the fair to our house. Now, I just have to learn how to make pork chops on a stick …
- 1 cup brown sugar
- ½ cup butter
- ¼ cup syrup
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon soda
- 4 quarts popped corn
- Combine first 4 ingredients and boil for 5 minutes.
- Add ½ teaspoon soda. Stir well.
- Pour over 4 quarts popped corn. (I like to use Puff Corn.)
- Spread on cookie sheet and bake at 200 degrees for 1 hour. Stir every 15 minutes.
*Tip: Add peanuts, walnuts, pecans, etc.