Wednesday, September 16, 2015
I made this as one of the treats that I took along with us when we went to visit the circus this past summer. It was a hit there, but I forgot to get a picture of it. So, when we got back, I had my nieces and nephews over for a movie night and when they asked if they could have popcorn for a snack during the movie, I knew that I needed to whip a batch up for them. All I can say is that they couldn't get enough of it! My one nephew must have told me three or four times that "this is the best popcorn ever"... Happy teenager means a thumbs up in my recipe book!
Salted Caramel Popcorn
(recipe found at cookiesandcups.com via pinterest)
1/2 cup unpopped popcorn kernels (about 16 cups popped corn)
1 cup salted butter
1 cup light brown sugar
1/3 cup light corn syrup
1 1/2-2 teaspoon kosher or sea salt, divided
Preheat oven to 300. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat. Set aside. Place popped popcorn into a large bowl. In a small saucepan melt butter, brown sugar, corn syrup and 1 teaspoon salt together over medium heat. Bring to boil. Boil for 4 minutes without stirring. Pour caramel mixture over popcorn and stir to coat evenly.
Pour popcorn into lined pan, sprinkle remaining salt on top (1/2 teaspoon-1 teaspoon depending on your personal taste preference) and place in oven. Bake for 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes. Allow popcorn to cool on a parchment lined counter.