Making homemade caramel corn is easy and quick! All you need are some very basic ingredients like popcorn, butter and sugar to make a delicious snack. This recipe uses honey instead of corn syrup for a healthier version of this carnival classic.
I’m somewhat of a snack snob. I have a really hard time buying snack foods that are expensive and full of chemical ingredients for my family to eat. So instead I make homemade cheese crackers and homemade protein bars. Popcorn is another favorite snack around here. We usually like just the standard butter and salt, but every once and a while I get the urge for something sweet.
Caramel corn is surprisingly easy to make. It’s just a matter of popping some popcorn, making the topping and then letting it bake for awhile in the oven. All you need is about an hour and you will have a sweet snack ready to go. Someday I’m planning to play around with some other toppings like nuts and chocolate!
- 1 cup sucanat (or brown sugar)
- 1 stick butter
- ¼ cup honey (or corn syrup)
- pinch of salt
- pinch of cream of tartar
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- 16 cups of popped popcorn
- Put popcorn in a very, very large bowl.
- In a saucepan, bring the sucanat, butter and honey to a boil, stirring constantly.
- Once boiling, continue to stir for 5 minutes.
- Turn off heat and add baking soda, cream of tartar and salt.
- Pour mixture over the popcorn and stir well (and quickly).
- Pour popcorn on to a large baking sheet (I put parchment down in case the honey stuck).
- Bake at 200 degrees for 1 hour.
- Break apart — it cools quickly so work fast.