Lovely Lisa's Sweet and Salty Caramel Popcorn Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Lovely Lisa's Sweet and Salty Caramel Popcorn Recipe
  • READY IN 50 mins

Lovely Lisa's Sweet and Salty Caramel Popcorn

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"Anyone that has been to the movie theatre with me has tasted popcorn and red licorice together and has appreciated the flavours as much as I have! I am definitely a candy novice, but this recipe is so easy and the results are fantastic! My guy and I have worked together to perfect this recipe and have given it for gifts to all our friends and family this year! Enjoy!"

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Original recipe makes 32 cups Change Servings

Directions

  1. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper. Measure baking soda and vanilla extract into separate small bowls; set aside.
  2. Heat vegetable oil in a large saucepan; add popcorn, cover, and cook, shaking often, until fully popped, about 5 minutes. Transfer popcorn to a large roasting pan using a strainer or your hands, leaving unpopped kernels in the saucepan. Distribute chopped licorice and broken pretzels evenly over popcorn.
  3. Bring the brown sugar, butter, corn syrup, and cream of tartar to a boil in a heavy pot, stirring constantly. Place a candy thermometer into the caramel mixture, and continue boiling, stirring constantly, until mixture reaches 265 degrees F (129 degrees C), about 10 minutes.
  4. Remove caramel from heat. Stir vanilla and baking soda into the caramel; it will foam and rise slightly. Pour hot caramel over popcorn mixture, stirring gently to coat evenly. Spread the popcorn mixture loosely onto the prepared baking sheets. Season to taste with sea salt; set aside to cool, about 20 minutes.
  5. Break popcorn mixture into chunks. Store in airtight bags or containers.
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  • PREP 15 mins
  • COOK 15 mins
  • READY IN 50 mins

Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • I packaged 6 gift bags (230 grams or about 5 cups each) with some left over for sampling!
  • Editor's Note:
  • You may want to pop the popcorn in batches. 1/4 cup unpopped kernels yields about 2 quarts of popped popcorn.
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Feb 10, 2014

Interesting! I didn't have a candy thermometer so I had to wing it w/the caramel. While mine didn't look/coat the best, it tasted good. The licorice and pretzels add an interesting twist to the usual caramel corn, though, I can't decide how I feel about the Twizz; it varies from bite to bite... THANKS for the recipe!

 
Jan 29, 2014

So simple and fun to make... and VERY tasty!! Hard to stop eating!!

 

3 Ratings

Jan 29, 2014

Amazingly easy and OMG goooood!!!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 266 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 38.8 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol
  • 31 mg
  • 10%
  • Fat
  • 12.5 g
  • 19%
  • Fiber
  • 1.2 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 1.6 g
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 249 mg
  • 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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