Vanilla Honey Salted Caramel Popcorn Recipe.
Hi. My name is Shanna. And I am a salted caramel addict. If it can be made into salted caramel - I will make it. Such as this popcorn. Caramel popcorn good, salted caramel popcorn amazing!!!!
I have friends that tell me they wish they knew how to bake, cook etc like I do. I tell them I wish I didn't know how, because then I wouldn't be able to make things like this salted caramel popcorn and eat
all most of it myself.
I have made this recipe many many times. I actually was looking through a huge box of recipes that I have yet to file away and probably won't until we move, but it was fun sitting there going through them. I had forgotten about so many. I used to always print out and save in a pile, instead of saving to a recipe file on my computer.
This recipe originally came from All-Recipes, but its pretty much the same as many other online. I only adapted it slightly by increasing the vanilla, adding big fat sea salt flakes and swapping out the corn syrup for honey. I am not big fan of corn syrup at all and in a lot of my recipes that call for it I have had great success swapping it for honey.
Like these marshmallows. I cook and bake with as many organic ingredients as I can since I believe in eating the best quality foods for health reasons so corn syrup isn't an ingredient in my kitchen ever. But local raw honey always is. And the honey totally works in this caramel popcorn recipe.
Don't you just want to reach into that bowl and shove it all in your face? I
did do. I used my kids popcorn bowls for these pics. I got them at my favorite store, Cost Plus World Market. It is SO dangerous how close that store is to my house. Every time I got there I scour the clearance aisle and swoon over all the adorable dishes and other fun kitchen stuff.
How do you make caramel popcorn?
Caramel popcorn starts with unsalted, unbuttered popped popcorn. Don't use microwave popcorn with all the additives etc. Plain is best and you can make this in an oil popper, an air popper or stovetop.
The next step is making the caramel sauce. This gets heated in a pan on the stove.
The third step is mixing the popped popcorn with the sauce and baking in the oven to get that nice, caramel crunch to the popcorn.
- 2 sticks butter (1 cup) unsalted (226 grams)
- 2 cups brown sugar ( I used dark) (426 grams)
- ½c cup honey
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 6 quarts freshly popped popcorn ( unsalted and no butter, preferably air popped)
- 1 ½ teaspoon large sea salt flakes, such as maldon
P.S. This caramel popcorn is also insanely good on top of vanilla ice cream. Just FYI