Caramel Popcorn

Honey and Butter Caramel Popcorn

Today I claim my right to pretend that I’m ten years old.

Because when you’re ten, no one looks at you funny when you eatย an entire bowl of caramel popcorn in one sitting. I swear, I’m ten, okay? Just for today.

 

Caramel Popcorn

1 tsp vegetable oil
1/2 cup light corn syrup
3/4 cup light brown sugar
1/4 cup water
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 bag microwave popcorn

Combine the oil, corn syrup, brown sugar, water and salt in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring the mixture to 300F. When the candy reaches about 275, prepare the popcorn according to package instructions.ย  When the candy reaches 300F, add the vanilla and remove from heat. Pour the popcorn into a large bowl and pour the candy on top. Stir to coat evenly. Pour onto wax paper and spread it around to cool, then break into bite sized pieces. Store in a sealed container.

 

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18 Comments

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    Sarah@buttered-up
    October 22, 2010 at 5:48 pm

    Hey! Great looking recipe. The kids just saw your photos and said Wooooooooow! Haha. So I guess we’re bookmarking this. ๐Ÿ™‚

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      Christi
      October 22, 2010 at 6:01 pm

      Oooh that is so cute, thanks for your comment. Your kids are lucky- your cheesesticks and dip look amazing! Uh-oh, snack attack…

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    Sara
    September 17, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    We just made a batch for a potluck. I’m afraid it might not make it until this evening, the kids and I both love it so much! We made stovetop popcorn, and 3oz of kernels made about the right amount of popcorn for this syrup recipe.

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      Christi
      September 17, 2010 at 4:23 pm

      OOh I’m so glad to hear it! You can always make a second batch for the potluck.. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Kim (Liv Life)
    September 8, 2010 at 8:45 am

    My kids will go “nuts” for this one!! Excellent post!

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      Christi
      September 9, 2010 at 5:47 pm

      Thanks for your comment, Kim, I hope they like it!

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    FOIVI
    September 8, 2010 at 2:44 am

    Your popcorn is No1!!! Great blog, great photos! Glad i found you ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Hester Casey
    September 8, 2010 at 1:35 am

    I cannot think of a better use for popcorn. Magnificent photo.

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    Jeannie
    September 7, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    Congrats on making it to Top 9! Delicious caramel popcorns, never fail to buy these whenever I go to the movies!

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      Honey
      September 7, 2010 at 11:23 pm

      Thanks Jeannie, I’m stoked to find a lot of people like these as much as I do!

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    Eva
    September 7, 2010 at 4:47 pm

    I love caramel popcorn! And this looks fairly simple to make. Thanks for the recipe!

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    Jessica
    September 7, 2010 at 12:59 pm

    Caramel popcorn is the best. That and hot chocolate on a cold winter night, cozied up under my blanket with a big book. Fun! Is my inner nerd showing? lol

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    Amanda
    September 7, 2010 at 9:21 am

    Oh yum! It looks so tasty. I think I’ll add some peanuts when I try this recipe out.

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      Honey
      September 7, 2010 at 12:09 pm

      OOh peanuts! Great idea!

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    Paula
    September 7, 2010 at 1:26 am

    I have to make this!

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    Tokyo Terrace
    September 6, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    This is a great recipe! I love caramel corn and haven’t had it forever. This is a great excuse to try making my own- thanks!

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    Lynn @ I'll Have What She's Having
    September 6, 2010 at 4:38 pm

    I have a serious popcorn weakness. I would never judge you for eating a bowl of this!

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      Honey
      September 6, 2010 at 7:55 pm

      Thanks Lynn, I feel so much better! ๐Ÿ™‚

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