I came across this amazingly quick, easy and totally tasty recipe and thought to myself……..I must share this! My dogs can even vouch for how good it is! They can be in a deep sleep in another room and if they hear me take the lid off the container I keep it in they are right there, feet still ablaze from running at lightning speed to get some!
Bon Appetite! BTY……..you may as well double or even triple this recipe……..it’s that good!
Secretly Simple Caramel Corn
20 minutes hands-on time
1 hour total time
Makes 6 cups
Nonstick cooking spray
3 tablespoons canola oil (I’d use whatever you have)
1/4 cup popcorn kernels
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into pieces
1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
3 tablespoons light corn syrup
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- Heat oven to 300 degrees F. Spray a rimmed baking sheet with the cooking spray.
- Heat the oil in a large saucepan over med. heat. Add the popcorn kernels, cover, and cook, shaking the saucepan constantly one the kernels begin to pop, until there is a 2- to 3- second interval between pops, 5 to 7 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl.
- In a medium saucepan, combine the butter, sugar, and corn syrup. Cook over med. heat, stirring frequently, until the mixture bubbles and lightens in color, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in the vanilla and salt. Pour over the cooked popcorn and, with a rubber spatula, toss to coat.
- Spread the popcorn mixture on the prepared baking sheet and bake, tossing once, until deep amber, 30 to 35 minutes. Remove from oven, toss, and let cool on the baking sheet. (The popcorn will crisp as it cools.)
TIP: The caramel corn will keep in an airtight container at room temp. for up to 1 week.