Who doesn’t love caramel corn? I love love love it! It is a sweet and salty snack that is sure to please the masses. The best part? You can make it into a cute holiday treat to make for Christmas parties! It is a definite crowd pleaser!
What you will need:
-1 cup of popcorn kernels, unpopped
-1 cup salted butter
-1/2 cup light corn syrup
-2 cups packed light brown sugar
-1 tsp sea salt
-1/2 tsp baking soda
-1 tsp vanilla extract
– Holiday M&M’s
1. Pop your popcorn kernels and place it into a large bowl or two. Make sure that there is enough room in the bowls for you to easily stir the popcorn. Preheat your oven to 250 degrees.
2. While your oven is warming up, melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Once the butter is melted, add the corn syrup, brown sugar, and salt to the pan to make the caramel sauce. Bring the mixture to a boil and stir frequently.
3. Once the mixture reaches a boil, let it boil without stirring it for 5 minutes. Remove it from heat, and stir in the baking soda and vanilla extract. The mixture should bubble up and become frothy. Pour the caramel sauce over the popcorn and stir it so that it coats the kernels evenly.
4. Spread the popcorn onto two baking sheets lined with parchment paper. Bake for 40-50 minutes, removing it from the oven every 10 minutes to stir the kernels. Once they have baked thoroughly, remove from heat and let them cool, then add M&M’s!
This is a sure hit with any Christmas party! Try it out, you won’t be disappointed!