Caramel Popcorn Homemade Sweets

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Dec. 04, 2015

Learn how to make caramel popcorn at home!

Ingredients

Popped popcorn 5 Cup (80 tbs)
Unsalted butter 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Packed brown sugar 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Vanilla extract 1/2 Teaspoon
Baking soda 1/4 Teaspoon
Salt 1/4 Teaspoon

Directions

GETTING READY

1. Preheat the oven to 250F.

2. Line a baking sheet with a silpat or parchment paper before you begin cooking.

MAKING

3. Place the popped popcorn into a large, heat-proof mixing bowl. Make sure you have no un-popped kernels in the bowl.4. Melt the butter in a medium sized saucepan over medium-high heat. Mix in the sugar, and bring to a boil. Cook for 3-4 minutes, stirring and scraping the bottom of the pan continuously.5. Turn off the heat and stir in the vanilla, baking soda, and salt. The mixture will bubble up a lot, this is okay. Continue stirring until the caramel is thick and glossy.6. While stirring the popcorn, slowly pour the caramel over the popcorn. This is easiest if you have a partner help you. Stir until all the kernels are coated.7. Spread the popcorn onto the baking sheet in an even layer.8. Bake for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes, and breaking up any large clumps.9. Let the caramel corn cool completely before serving.

SERVING

10. Serve as a snack.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 60 Minutes
Ready In: 60 Minutes
Servings: 5

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 264Calories from Fat 162

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 18 g27.7%

Saturated Fat 11 g55%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol

Sodium 174 mg7.25%

Total Carbohydrates 25 g8.3%

Dietary Fiber %

Sugars 22 g

Protein %

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet