Caramel Popcorn is a seasonal favorite! It is also something you can quickly prepare if you need a last minute delicious snack to bring along to a family gathering this holiday season. I volunteered to bring the weekly snack to the bible study I attend on Mondays. Of course, the first place I visit for an idea is Pinterest and lo and behold
there is a simple recipe for making your own homemade caramel popcorn! Yum!! Thanks Pretty Providence for sharing
on your blog and Pinning!
How to Make Your own Caramel Popcorn
The ingredients were basic and I already had them all in my pantry:
1 Cup of Brown Sugar
1 Cup of light Corn Syrup
1 Stick of Butter
1 Can of Sweetened Condensed Milk
Simply melt all of your ingredients in a medium saucepan. Once it reaches a boil- keep stirring constantly for about 2 minutes.
Then you can pour your hot caramel over your popped
popcorn. This recipe is enough to cover 3 bags of popcorn generously!
I have attempted similar things like this- store bought toppings you warm up and pour over popcorn. However, my experience in the past has shown that pouring hot liquid over popcorn results in soggy gooey kernels. I was certain this would likely happen and in fact, had a back up plan in case the caramel popcorn was a fail!
Additionally, I wondered if there was really enough caramel topping for all of the popcorn.
The Caramel Popcorn Results
Much to my surprise the popcorn really did not get soggy at all! It did cause the kernels to lose a little of its puffiness but the popcorn was still crunchy!
I had no reason to be concerned about the amount of caramel for the popcorn as there was plenty- maybe even too much!
The Homemade Caramel Popcorn Verdict
For a snack- this definitely worked. The downside to this recipe is it is extraordinarily sweet. After a few handfuls you really won’t want to keep eating- it’s delicious but a stomach and a set of teeth can only handle so much sugar!
It is also pretty messy. The caramel didn’t harden up much and caused for a big mess. This is probably why the original pinner of this caramel popcorn recipe suggested grabbing a spoon to eat!
On the plus side- everyone at the Bible Study loved it (in small portions). This would also be a great way to make popcorn balls! In fact, bite size popcorn balls would probably make this a lot more manageable!
I would also like to attempt this with the crock pot caramel we tried previously!
Despite the sugar attack and the messy fingers- I still call this a Pin Proved It! It was too delicious to say otherwise!