SALTED CARAMEL POPCORN RECIPE

Soon there will be a chill in the air and so many reasons to cozy up on the couch for a festive movie. Add the taste of Fall to your movie night popcorn with this easy-peasy recipe. Makes about 16 cups of caramel corn.

4 bags microwave popcorn (butter or regular, your preference)
    or ½ cup unpopped popping kernels.
1 cup salted butter 
1 cup light brown sugar

⅓ cup light corn syrup

1 + ½ - 1 tsp kosher salt (divided)
2 Cups Nuts (optional)

Preheat oven to 300°

Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicon mat. Set aside.

Pop the popcorn kernels using air popper or microwave popcorn according to bag instructions. Place popped kernels in a large bowl and set aside.

In a small saucepan melt butter, brown sugar, corn syrup, and 1 tsp. salt together over medium heat. Bring to a boil. Boil for 4 minutes without stirring.

Optional: Add in 2 cups of nuts to the un-coated popcorn, before adding caramel, if desired.

Pour caramel mixture over popcorn and stir to coat evenly.

Pour the mixed popcorn onto a lined pan. Sprinkle remaining salt over the top (½ tsp. - 1 tsp. Depending on your personal preference) and place in the oven.

Bake for 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes.

Allow popcorn to cool on a parchment lined counter. Serve and Enjoy!

 

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