Vanilla Caramel Corn Crunch

Ingredients

  • 12 oz. air-popped popcorn, or 4 (3 oz.) bags natural microwave popcorn
  • 16 tablespoons (2 sticks) butter
  • 2 cups firmly packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup corn syrup
  • 2 teaspoons Nielsen-Massey Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Bean Paste
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar

Directions

Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F. Pop the popcorn, discarding any unpopped kernels. Arrange the popcorn evenly in a large roasting pan. Place in the oven.

Combine the butter, brown sugar, corn syrup, vanilla paste and salt in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil slowly. Boil for 5 minutes over medium heat, stirring constantly; do no burn. Stir in the baking soda and cream of tartar, which will cause the sugar mixture to rise. Pour over the warm popcorn, stirring until coated. Bake for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes.

Notes:

You can use Pure Vanilla Bean Paste in place of Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Bean Paste to achieve a different, but still delicious, flavor profile. Simply use the same amount of the Pure Vanilla Bean Paste.

  • 340 g air-popped popcorn, or 4 (85 g) bags natural microwave popcorn
  • 16 tablespoons (2 sticks) butter
  • 400 g firmly packed dark brown sugar
  • 120 ml corn syrup
  • 2 teaspoons Nielsen-Massey Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Bean Paste
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar

Directions

Preheat the oven to 120 degrees C. Pop the popcorn, discarding any unpopped kernels. Arrange the popcorn evenly in a large roasting pan. Place in the oven.

Combine the butter, brown sugar, corn syrup, vanilla paste and salt in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil slowly. Boil for 5 minutes over medium heat, stirring constantly; do no burn. Stir in the baking soda and cream of tartar, which will cause the sugar mixture to rise. Pour over the warm popcorn, stirring until coated. Bake for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes.

Notes:

You can use Pure Vanilla Bean Paste in place of Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Bean Paste to achieve a different, but still delicious, flavor profile. Simply use the same amount of the Pure Vanilla Bean Paste.

  • 5 minprep

  • 1 hr 10 mincook

  • 4servings

Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Bean Paste

Pure Vanilla Bean Paste