Caramel Popcorn

I was inspired to make this because… Last week I brought home the Chicago Mix popcorn (sweet and salty) from Costco but told my husband he could not open it until company comes (really, it is a very big bag)!

So, I thought I’d make some for us Tonight!!  I had two bags of popcorn nearing their expiry date. If I had more popcorn, I probably would have doubled the recipe. This popcorn is very easy to eat!

Here is what you need:

  • 2 bags of popped popcorn
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup corn syrup
  • salt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda

Pop your popcorn and set aside. In a med sauce pan melt butter then stir in brown sugar, corn syrup and salt. Bring to a boil and let it simmer (bubbling), untouched for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in baking soda and vanilla.

Dump half the pop corn in a huge bowl (I used a big pot) and pour half the caramel on top giving it a good toss. Add the remaining popcorn and drizzle the rest of your caramel mixture over it and stir until everything is coated. Yum Yum!!

If you’d like – Add Chocolate!! Chocolate makes it Better but more messy!

I laid it out on 2 baking sheets and simply melted chocolate chips with 1 tbs of coconut oil and drizzled on top, then I sprinkled it with kosher salt. *Note: my husband came home in the process and one cookie sheet was consumed right away, prior to chocolate! This popcorn was still awesome without the chocolate.

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