Make your own Vanilla Caramel Corn Crunch right at home with this recipe. Its delicious caramel coating and flavor are the perfect addiction.
A High-Class Snack: For a snack as elegant as the Oscars, you can whip up a batch of this Vanilla Caramel Corn Crunch. This sweet and salty snack has all the classic flavors of caramel corn with the addition of Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Bean Paste to round out the sweetness in every perfectly popped bite.
For a fun send-off, wrap up some of the popcorn in goody bags. Guests will think about this Oscar party long after they leave.
Vanilla Caramel Corn Crunch Recipe Ingredients:
- 12 oz. air-popped popcorn or 4 (3 oz.) bags of 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
How to Make Vanilla Caramel Corn Crunch
Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F. Pop the popcorn, discarding any un-popped 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 not 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.
Yield: Serves 4