Saturday, January 19, 2013

Simple Salted Caramel Popcorn

Happy national popcorn day!

We all love popcorn. It's buttery, salty, savory and delicious...We still love sweetening and spicing it up. I remember getting those tubs of cheesey popcorn or caramel corn for almost every holiday.

One of the problems with caramel corn is that often times it comes in a gigantic portion that you never finish before it goes stale. The other issue is that it is laden with chemical preservatives.

This recipe is way easy and you don't need a popcorn maker to do it, just your regular microwave popcorn pack and some average pantry ingredients...

Simple Salted  Caramel Corn

You need:
1 package microwave popcorn, cooked (you are welcome to use fresh popcorn also, about 3 cups)
5 tablespoons butter
1 and 1/3 cup brown sugar
3.5 tablespoons corn syrup
1 teaspoon sea salt
Pinch of baking soda

Melt your butter in a small sauce pan over medium-low heat. Add in brown sugar, corn syrup and salt   And whisk constantly. The mixture will thin out and become saucey in about 3-5 minutes on medium-low heat.

Make sure your popcorn is spread out on a cookie sheet and your oven is preheated to 200

Keep stirring until it starts to lightly bubble up, add in that pinch of baking soda and remove from heat. Quickly pour over your popcorn and gently fold until covered.

Keep your caramel corn in the oven for about 1 hour, folding the popcorn intermittently to coat all pieces evenly.

Take out your caramel corn and enjoy it warm and gooey, or spread out over parchment paper to dry.

Either way its delish:)

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