Microwave Caramel Corn

16 c. popcorn (about 2/3 c. kernels)
1 c. brown sugar
1/4 c. corn syrup
1 stick margarine
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp baking soda

1. Melt brown sugar, corn syrup, margarine, and salt in microwave for 3 minutes, stirring in one minute intervals.

2. Add vanilla and baking soda to brown sugar mixture. Mix well.

3. Put popped popcorn into a brown grocery bag. Pour brown sugar mixture over the popcorn. Shake bag.

4. Put grocery bag in microwave. Microwave for 3 minutes. After each minute take bag out and shake. After three minutes microwave for 1 minute and 30 seconds. Shaking after each 30 second interval. Pour onto wax paper and let cool.