I made caramel corn and it came out grainy & chewy. How do I fix it?

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    Welcome, however I notice that almost before getting a foot in the door you have been edited - don't let this put you off. In order to try to help you, perhaps if you could tell us how you made your caramel corn. Commented Feb 8, 2017 at 6:49
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Splitting your problem down to the two issues. Though they could be entirely related

1: Grainy 2: Chewy

Let's deal with the first - grainy. How are you melting your sugar (I am assuming you are using brown), are you adding corn syrup? Perhaps you have some granules of sugar that are 'un-melted'. It could be that your corn syrup (if used) is reacting in some way.

Now to the second - chewy. Try heating your sugar syrup for a little longer.

I hope that this helps. Below is a great recipe which might help.

Classic Caramel Corn

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