If you’re looking to mail your loved ones the sweetest care package or are simply craving a decadent treat, look no further than this gorgeous homemade Caramel Popcorn. Made with either Arrowhead Mills Organic Yellow Popcorn or Arrowhead Mills Organic White Popcorn, this sweet and salty snack packs peanuts, caramel, and buttery flavor that beat any store-bought confection. Making this mix is a joy all on its own. Hearing the sound of corn kernels popping in your pot and the warm buttery scent that fills the house as you make your caramel sauce will heighten all of your senses. Consider this the ultimate holiday baking experience.
Arrowhead Mills has been producing organic baking products for over fifty years. Many of their products, across flours, pancake & waffle mixes, cereals and more are certified organic and non-GMO project verified. Their popcorn is no exception. Packed with protein and fiber, their Organic Yellow and White Popcorn offer you the opportunity to make popcorn the old-fashioned way.
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- 3 tablespoons (42 grams) coconut or canola oil, divided
- ⅓ cup (61 grams) Arrowhead Mills Organic Yellow or White Popcorn
- ⅓ cup (45 grams) salted peanuts
- ½ cup (110 grams) firmly packed light brown sugar
- ¼ cup (57 grams) unsalted butter
- 2 tablespoons (42 grams) light corn syrup
- ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
- ¼ teaspoon (1.25 grams) baking soda
- In a small saucepan, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add 3 kernels; cover pan tightly with lid. When kernels have popped, add remaining corn kernels in an even layer. Cover pan tightly with lid, and reduce heat to low; cook until rapid popping has almost completely stopped, about 30 seconds. Transfer to a large rimmed baking sheet. (You should have a total of 8 cups [90 grams] popcorn.)
- Preheat oven to 200°F (93°C).
- Sprinkle peanuts on top of popcorn. Spread mixture to an even layer.
- In medium saucepan, combine brown sugar, butter, corn syrup, and salt. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until mixture begins to bubble around edges. Cook for 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in baking soda. (Mixture will foam.) Pour brown sugar mixture over popcorn mixture. Gently stir to coat evenly.
- Bake for about 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Let cool completely on pan on a wire rack. Store in airtight containers.