Today I'm so excited to share how to make Caramel Popcorn. With just a few simple ingredients, you can take your regular popcorn to a whole new level. Baking it in the oven makes it nice and crunchy, and leaves the house smelling like heaven!
Keyword caramel popcorn, how to make caramel popcorn
Prep Time 20minutes
Cook Time 1hour
Total Time 1hour20minutes
Author Sue Ringsdorf
24cupspopcorn (popped)- 6 quarts
Pop 6 quarts of popcorn, removing any un-popped seeds. Pour into large bowl and set aside.
In a large stock pan, combine butter, brown sugar, and corn syrup. Bring to a boil, and cook for two minutes.
Add vanilla, salt and baking soda, and mix well. Stir for a couple of minutes until it starts to "grow". You will know it when you see it.
Pour mixture over popcorn, and stir until popcorn is well coated.
Spread on baking sheets and bake at 225 degrees for one hour, stirring every 20 minutes.
Cool, and store in an airtight container.
You need two tablespoons of oil and about 3/4 cup of popcorn kernels to make 6 quarts (needed for this recipe).
The caramel topping cooks very quickly. Just make sure you stay close to the stove so it doesn't cook over. The baking soda makes the mixture start to grow - which is when you know that's it done.
This caramel popcorn stays well on the counter, for up to five days, in an airtight container.
You can freeze this popcorn as well, up to three months.