Salted Caramel Popcorn
Salted caramel popcorn is the perfect addition to a party or movie night. It features a simple homemade caramel sauce, freshly popped popcorn and a hearty sprinkle of coarse salt.
Servings 6 servings
- 6 cups popped popcorn (1/4 cup kernels)
- 3/4 cup dark brown sugar
- 6 Tbsp. salted butter
- 3 Tbsp. light corn syrup
- 1/4 tsp. baking soda
- 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp. flaky sea salt or kosher salt
Remove all unpopped kernels from popped popcorn. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
For caramel, in a medium saucepan combine brown sugar, butter and corn syrup. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture boils. Continue boiling at a moderate, steady rate, without stirring, for 5 minutes more.
Remove saucepan from heat. Stir in baking soda and vanilla. Pour caramel over popcorn; stir gently to coat. Spread into a single layer on the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes. Stir mixture and bake 5 minutes. Allow to cool completely then break into pieces. Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.