Sea Salt And Caramel Popcorn

By • August 6, 2011 • 5 Comments

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Food52 Review: Dessert’s On Me’s Sea Salt and Caramel Popcorn recipe is wonderfully indulgent and so easy to put together. You could probably drizzle this quick-caramel sauce on almost anything and it would be yummy, but it really does wonders for popcorn. I would recommend adding 1 or 2 teaspoons of the salt directly to the caramel sauce for even distribution and after the popcorn comes out of the oven, you can season with a little more to taste if desired. In any case, once you try this snack, going to the fair or the movies without it won’t be the same. - Annie "Smalls"Annie "Smalls"

Makes 12 cups

Popcorn

  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/2 cup corn kernels

Sea Salt And Caramel Topping

  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 teaspoons sea salt
  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Spray sheet pan with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a saucepan on stove top, add oil and corn kernels.Turn stove top heat to medium, cover saucepan with a lid left slightly a-jar.
  3. The corn kernels will begin to pop within a couple of minutes. Once the popping slows, almost coming to a stop, remove saucepan from stove top. Transfer popcorn to a serving bowl.
  4. In a saucepan on stove top, add sugar, 2 tablespoons salt, butter and cream. Turn stove top heat to medium, bringing ingredients to a boil.
  5. Reduce heat to a simmer and continue stirring for 5 minuets. Remove from stove top. Stir in vanilla and allow to cool. Pour over popcorn.
  6. Mix popcorn and caramel together. I found this easiest to do with my hands.
  7. Spread popcorn on sheet pan. Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons salt. Bake on middle rack for half an hour, stirring once at 15 minutes.
  8. Cool and break caramel popcorn apart before serving.

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6 months ago Stephanie T

pretty sure recipe directions are saying tablespoons of salt and really means teaspoons.

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almost 2 years ago R Frederick

watch out - there is a typo in this recipe! the description/instructions call for 4 tablespoons of salt (instead of 4teaspoons - which I think would still be a bit much and I love salt). I never added th sprinkling on top, but it's still a bit much.

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over 2 years ago lapadia

Yes, love caramel corn and can picture the Ferris wheel too! :)

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over 2 years ago BlueKaleRoad

Decadent is right! Yum!

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over 2 years ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

I love caramel corn this sounds delicious.