step one: pop 2 bags of popcorn because you will need 12-14 cups of popped popcorn (i only had lowfat butter flavor, but regular popcorn would definetly work too), then set aside. turn the oven on to 100 degrees and let it heat up.
step two: bring 1 cup of brown sugar, 1/4 cup of maple syrup, 1/2 tsp of salt and 1/2 cup butter to a boil on the stove, let it boil for 5 minutes unstirred, removed from the fire and added 1/4 tsp baking soda and 1 tsp of vanilla extract and stir
step four: put all of the carmel covered popcorn into a oven friendly pan and bake for about an hour, stirring at the 30 minute mark, then remove let cool and enjoy.
then you are done and you have the most delishious snack ever! seriously, i have to bring this treat with me tonight and i am finding myself sneaking into the kitchen for a little handful every 10 minutes....