Make: Caramel Popcorn Recipe Without Corn Syrup
Caramel Popcorn Recipe Without Corn Syrup | We are serious caramel corn fanatics around here. Hubby and I love caramel corn, but I don’t love all the weird ingredients you get when you buy it from the store. I thought I would make it at home, but every recipe I found used corn syrup…yuck. With a little bit of experimentation, I was able to put together a delicious recipe for caramel corn without corn syrup. You can even add peanuts to it and make your own Cracker Jacks!
We’ve tried a lot of recipes looking for good, Easy Caramel Popcorn Recipe Without Corn Syrup that doesn’t use corn syrup. We’ve finally found one that we love. This popcorn tastes amazing … buttery and caramel-y just the way it should. And no corn syrup required! And it could not be easier to make. It has quickly risen up the list of most requested family treats!
Caramel Popcorn Recipe Without Corn Syrup
Hubby was gracious enough to test all of my efforts, which went something like the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears:
I made caramel on the stove top and poured it over the popcorn. It was too gooey.
I made the caramel with honey and baked it in the oven. It was too burnt.
Then I made the caramel with brown sugar, baked it in the oven, and it was JUST RIGHT.
Enough chat…let’s do this.
- 10 cups popped popcorn about 1/2 cup unpopped
- 3/4 cup butter
- 1 cup packed brown sugar extra credit if it’s homemade
- 1 teaspoon vanilla same here
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda