Have you heard of the latest health trend? Everyone’s talking about homemade caramel corn! And wait until you find out who created it – none other than my friend, Lori LaCombe, an enthusiastic advocate for all things healthy. With her genius idea of pairing popcorn with honey from Eastern Shore Honey, this recipe will make your taste buds fall in love while providing lots of hidden benefits and antioxidants – much healthier than those snack bags we usually reach for!
Homemade caramel corn is a nostalgic recipe that will take you and your family back in time. A time when you went to the local carnival where they made a big kettle of caramel corn right in front of you, and your mouth watered as you waited your turn in line for your bag.
How to make Caramel Corn
It’s easier than you think to make caramel corn. All you need are eight ingredients. Here’s the list:
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Coconut Sugar
- Waxing Kara Honey
- Sea Salt
- Baking Soda
- Vanilla extract
- Popped corn
Making Homemade Caramel Corn
STEP 1 POP THE CORN
Keep popcorn warm in the oven at 250F. In a saucepan, heat the olive oil and spread it on the saucepan’s bottom so that the ingredients won’t stick.
STEP 2 MIX CARAMEL
Add all the ingredients except the baking soda, vanilla, and popcorn, and bring it to a boil. Remove from heat and add the baking soda and vanilla, stirring well.
STEP 3 COMBINE AND BAKE
Pour caramel sauce over the popcorn and distribute it well. Spread popcorn on a cookie sheet covered with tin foil coated with olive oil (to avoid sticking) and place in the oven for 45 minutes at 250F. Allow to cool and store in an airtight container for up to a week.
STEP 4 OPTIONAL HONEY-ROASTED NUTS
Do you remember Cracker Jacks? This treat is perfect for the dead of winter or the middle of summer. Add some honey-roasted nuts, and you’ll recreate a nostalgic treat. Package this recipe in a special box for party favors and enclose a “prize” for your guests.
Adapting this Caramel Corn Recipe
The recipes we share here at Waxing Kara serve as inspiration. That’s the way we see it. Please don’t feel like you have to make this Homemade Caramel Corn recipe precisely the way our recipe shows. Get creative. Experiment. Try something different. Here are some ideas in case you need a little boost with adapting this recipe:
- Add a cup of chopped dried berries to add color and flavor.
- Can you imagine a teaspoon of Old Bay Seasoning added to the mix? That would be so good!
- Sprinkle some dried cinnamon or ginger into the mix
- If you want to spice things up and spice things up, add a little cayenne pepper
- Try using unrefined coconut oil in place of olive oil.
Thanks, Lori, for sharing your exceptional creation with us! Try this delicious and healthy caramel corn recipe at your next gathering – your guests will be asking for the recipe! And who knows, maybe you’ll even start a new health trend.
Homemade Caramel Corn
- 1 tsp. olive oil extra virgin
- 1 c coconut sugar
- 1/2 c butter
- 1/2 c Honey Waxing Kara
- 1/2 tsp. sea salt
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 4 quarts popped corn organic
- Pop the popcorn and keep warm in oven at 250F
- In a saucepan heat the olive oil and spread on the bottom of the saucepan so that the ingredients won’t stick.
- Add all of the ingredients, except the baking soda, vanilla and popcorn and bring to a boil.
- Remove from heat and add the baking soda and vanilla, stirring well.
- Pour sauce over popcorn and distribute well. Spread popcorn on cookie sheet covered with tin foil that’s been coated with olive oil (to avoid sticking) and place in oven for 45 minutes at 250F.
- Allow to cool, and store in airtight container for up to a week.
Do you love caramel? Try these caramel treats made with honey:
- This Sea Salted Caramel Candy recipe is so delicious and easy to make.
- Fantastic over ice cream, this quick caramel sauce will top off dessert in style.
- Apples anyone? Chocolate Sticky Apples aren’t just for autumn.
- Pear-shaped and loving it. Caramelized Pears are one sexy treat.
- Any of our Waxing Kara Eastern Shore Honey will work with this recipe.
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This was fun to make on a rainy cold Sunday afternoon
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