Crunchy Caramel Corn
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Crunchy Caramel Corn

Product Code: R0255

You might also like our recipe for Maple-Praline Caramel Corn.

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RECIPE TIP:  The secret to getting a nice, crunchy coating is to bake the caramel corn.

INGREDIENTS

For popcorn

1 tablespoon LorAnn coconut oil or peanut oil
1/2 cup un-popped white popcorn
1/2 teaspoon sea salt

For caramel

1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
1/4 cup light corn syrup
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1-1/2 teaspoons LorAnn Madagascar vanilla extract
Candy thermometer

DIRECTIONS

  1. Heat coconut oil in a large pot over medium high heat. Add a few kernels to pan and cover. When most of these kernels have popped, add remaining kernels and cover pan. Shake pan as corn pops until popping slows to a few pops per second. Empty the popcorn into a large paper bag; add salt and shake to combine. Transfer to a large bowl, discarding any un-popped kernels. Set aside. 
  2. Preheat oven to 250°F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside. 
  3. In a 2-quart, heavy saucepan, combine butter, brown sugar and corn syrup. Stir over medium-high heat until butter is melted. Clip on a candy thermometer and cook, without stirring, until mixture reaches 235°F. (soft ball stage). Remove from heat and add the baking soda (mixture will foam up), then stir in the vanilla extract. Pour the hot caramel over popcorn and use 2 large spoons to mix the popcorn until it is well coated with the caramel (use caution...caramel is very hot!). Transfer caramel corn to prepared baking sheet and spread out to an even layer. 
  4. Bake popcorn for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes to distribute the caramel. Cool completely and store in an airtight container. 
Makes about 7 cups of caramel corn.

Variation: Drizzle melted dark, milk or white chocolate over cooled caramel corn.

Note: Recipe can be doubled. If doubled, we recommend using a very large bowl for mixing the hot caramel into the popcorn then pouring the caramel corn onto two separate sheets for baking.

Crunchy Caramel Corn


Crunchy Caramel Corn
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You might also like our recipe for Maple-Praline Caramel Corn.
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon LorAnn coconut oil or peanut oil
  • 1/2 cup un-popped white popcorn
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons LorAnn Madagascar vanilla extract
  • Candy thermometer
1. Heat coconut oil in a large pot over medium high heat. Add a few kernels to pan and cover. When most of these kernels have popped, add remaining kernels and cover pan. Shake pan as corn pops until popping slows to a few pops per second. Empty the popcorn into a large paper bag; add salt and shake to combine. Transfer to a large bowl, discarding any un-popped kernels. Set aside.2. Preheat oven to 250°F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.3. In a 2-quart, heavy saucepan, combine butter, brown sugar and corn syrup. Stir over medium-high heat until butter is melted. Clip on a candy thermometer and cook, without stirring, until mixture reaches 235°F. (soft ball stage). Remove from heat and add the baking soda (mixture will foam up), then stir in the vanilla extract. Pour the hot caramel over popcorn and use 2 large spoons to mix the popcorn until it is well coated with the caramel (use caution...caramel is very hot!). Transfer caramel corn to prepared baking sheet and spread out to an even layer.4. Bake popcorn for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes to distribute the caramel. Cool completely and store in an airtight container.
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Yield: 2 cups
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