If you are looking for a snack recipe that's both sweet and a little salty, you will want to try the best salted caramel popcorn recipe ever! You can go out and buy a tiny of the popular snack, but when you make it at home, you will know exactly what goes into it, and everything always tastes better homemade.This snack recipe is extremely easy, it just takes a bit of time. You will have to pop the popcorn, and make the caramel sauce recipe, combine the two and then bake. Yes, you have to bake the popcorn! You can substitute pure maple syrup for the corn syrup as it will enhance the flavor of the snack recipe, without overpowering it. You can even add in some nuts to give some texture. You might even want to add a little extra salt to the snack recipe, as it will transform the popcorn recipe in decadent little clusters of salted caramel. You can choose to either make this popcorn as individual kernels of popcorn, so you would need to cool the popcorn out of the oven and separate. But if you prefer you can serve it with popcorn clusters instead, by pressing the popcorn together by buttering your hands right after the popcorn is baked and just before it cools. Either way, this snack recipe is delicious!
The ingredients you will need for the salted caramel popcorn recipe include some unpopped popcorn kernels, oil, butter and brown sugar. You will also need some maple syrup, vanilla extract, kosher salt, baking soda and some optional whole almonds. Start the popcorn recipe by preheating your oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit, and lining baking pans with some parchment paper. In a large saucepan with a lid, warm a few popcorn kernels with some oil. You can choose to make one or two batches of popcorn depending on the size of your pan. When the popcorn kernels start to pop, you can add the rest of the popcorn kernels to the pan and then shake to coat the kernels with the oil. Put the lid on the pan for popping. Then pop the popcorn kernels, shaking the pan until the popping starts to slow down. Empty the popped popcorn into a large mixing bowl, and try to pick out as many of the unpopped popcorn kernels as you can, because you don't want them to end up in the popcorn recipe if possible.
Then in a separate small saucepan, melt the butter and mix in the sugar, maple syrup, and some salt. When the sugar is fully moistened, you can increase the heat on the stove to medium-high, and bring the sugar mixture to a boil then lower the heat to medium. Boil the mixture for approximately three to four minutes without stirring. Then add the baking soda and the vanilla into the caramel recipe, and stir until you have a thick, glossy sauce that is even. Then slowly pour the caramel sauce over the popcorn, all the while stirring the popcorn, it helps in this recipe step to have two people. Then you can add the nuts to the popcorn recipe if you are using them, at about the same time as you are adding the caramel sauce. Keep stirring the popcorn and the caramel sauce recipe, until the popcorn is well coated. This is just one of the snack recipe you will find on the 12 Tomatoes recipe site. You will also find plenty of other dessert recipes, from muffin recipes, cake recipes, cupcake recipes, candy recipes, caramel recipes and more. This recipe site is useful for both the experienced cook and the novice cook.