Home-Made Caramel Corn

I recently tried this great recipe for homemade caramel corn and it was a huge hit!  I like it because I was able to substitute some of the bad ingredients for healthier(i’m not claiming this is good for you! ha!) ingredients.  I love doing that 🙂
So here it is:
You will need:
popcorn popper
organic popping corn
coconut oil
butter
turbinado(or any raw sugar)
maple syrup
sea salt
vanilla extract 
It’s really easy to make, here goes!
Preheat oven to 300 degrees

Melt 1/4 cup of butter, 1/2 cup of sugar, 1/4 cup maple syrup, 1/2 tsp vanilla and a pinch of salt in a saucepan over medium-low heat.  Stir often.
While the caramel is melting, put 1/4 cup of popping corn kernels(this makes enough for 4 people, it’s a pretty sweet snack.) and 2 tbsp of coconut oil.  Plug in popper and pop as usual.
Melted caramel mixture

After the corn has popped, place in large bowl

Pour the melted caramel over the popcorn 

Mix well, until all the caramel is covering the kernels 

Pour the caramel popcorn on a lightly greased baking sheet.

Spread the popcorn for even cooking, place in oven for 10 minutes
  
After 10 minutes, remove the popcorn from oven, place in bowl and…

ENJOY!
Like I said, this is a pretty sweet snack, Scott and I could only eat half of the batch.  You can store it in an airtight container.  I know this isn’t exactly a healthy snack, but if you’re going to eat caramel corn, it may as well be home-made!  I will gladly spend extra time baking and cooking in order to forego the HFCS and other yucky stuff that comes with store-bought snacks!

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2 thoughts on “Home-Made Caramel Corn

  1. Thanks for posting! I acutally made some peanut butter popcorn that is similar and turned out yummy, too. It is very sweet, though. Makes for great "little somethings" to give away! 🙂

  2. mmmm, peanut butter popcorn sounds delicious!!I made the caramel corn again last night and I put almost double the popping corn and still made the same amount of caramel and it was MUCH better, not nearly as sweet.

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