Chewy Caramel-Coated Popcorn Recipe

Chewy Caramel-Coated Popcorn Recipe
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Chewy Caramel-Coated Popcorn Recipe

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When I was a kid, my mom made this recipe often. I've adapted it to make it more chewy and gooey than her crunchy, nut-loaded version. I get requests to make this for every event that I host, and have never had a single leftover! —Shannon Dobos, Calgary, Alberta
MAKES:
24 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:
24 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups butter, cubed
  • 2-2/3 cups packed light brown sugar
  • 1 cup golden syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 24 cups popped popcorn

Directions

Line two 15x10x1-in. pans with parchment paper. In a large heavy saucepan, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add brown sugar and syrup, stirring to dissolve brown sugar. Bring to a full rolling boil. Boil and stir 1 minute. Remove from heat and quickly stir in vanilla.
Pour caramel mixture over popcorn; stir lightly to coat. Using a rubber spatula, press popcorn into prepared pans. Cool. Pull apart into pieces. Store in airtight containers. Yield: about 6 quarts.
Editor’s Note: This recipe was tested with Lyles Golden Syrup.
Originally published as Chewy Caramel-Coated Popcorn in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2017, p114

  • 1-1/2 cups butter, cubed
  • 2-2/3 cups packed light brown sugar
  • 1 cup golden syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 24 cups popped popcorn
  1. Line two 15x10x1-in. pans with parchment paper. In a large heavy saucepan, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add brown sugar and syrup, stirring to dissolve brown sugar. Bring to a full rolling boil. Boil and stir 1 minute. Remove from heat and quickly stir in vanilla.
  2. Pour caramel mixture over popcorn; stir lightly to coat. Using a rubber spatula, press popcorn into prepared pans. Cool. Pull apart into pieces. Store in airtight containers. Yield: about 6 quarts.
Editor’s Note: This recipe was tested with Lyles Golden Syrup.
Originally published as Chewy Caramel-Coated Popcorn in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2017, p114

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