Sunday, June 21, 2015

Salted Caramel Popcorn

This Easy Salted Caramel Popcorn Recipe is my favorite Caramel Corn Recipe! It’s so easy and adding that extra salt gives it the perfect salty/sweet combo!


Grab some popcorn…you can use a plain microwave kind, or even pop some on your stove top!


Popped 1/2 cup kernels, which yields about 16 cups of popped corn.


Next make your easy caramel sauce.

Just butter, corn syrup, brown sugar and salt…


And bring that to a boil and let it go for 4 minutes.  No stirring and no candy thermometer required!


Then pour that over top of the popcorn and stir it until it’s all coated…


Next dump all the popcorn into a lined baking pan…

And sprinkle with some more salt…


And bake it for 30 minutes.

Every 10 minutes or so give it a stir.


Spread it out onto a lined counter to cool and break it into pieces.


Honestly, you’re not going to be able to stop eating this.

It’s ridiculous.


Yield: Makes about 16 cups of caramel corn

Ingredients

  • ½ cup unpopped popcorn kernels (about 16 cups popped corn)
  • 1 cup salted butter
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • ⅓ cup light corn syrup
  • 1½ - 2 tsp kosher or sea salt, divided

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 300°
  2. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat. Set aside.
  3. Pop popcorn kernels using air popper into a large bowl.
  4. In a small saucepan melt butter, brown sugar, corn syrup and 1 tsp salt together over medium heat. Bring to boil. Boil for 4 minutes without stirring.
  5. Pour caramel mixture over popcorn and stir to coat evenly.
  6. Pour popcorn into lined pan, sprinkle remaining salt on top (1/2 tsp - 1 tsp depending on your personal taste preference) and place in oven. Bake for 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes.
  7. Allow popcorn to cool on a parchment lined counter.

Notes

You can add in 2 cups of nuts to the un-coated popcorn if desired! Coat with caramel as states!


-shaw

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