Praline Popcorn – highly addictive!! SOOOO good! Sweet and Salty in every bite! The BEST Caramel Popcorn I’ve ever eaten. Popcorn, pecans, brown sugar, corn syrup, butter, vanilla, baking soda. Can make ahead of time and store in an air-tight container. Great for a party or homemade gift!
Easy Homemade Caramel Popcorn Recipe
This Praline Popcorn should come with a warning label. It is crazy good! I whipped up a batch yesterday and it is almost gone. You can’t walk past this caramel popcorn and not take a bite. Sweet & salty in every bite. YUM! This recipe makes a ton, so it is great for sharing with friends. I am taking a batch to a football party this weekend.
How to Make Homemade Praline Caramel Popcorn
This Praline Popcorn is super easy to make – too easy! The recipe starts with some microwave popped popcorn. You can use any flavor of microwave popcorn that you prefer. I used buttered popcorn for this batch because that is what I had in the pantry. I think plain or kettle corn would be good too.
Place the popped popcorn and some pecans in a giant bowl. Next, make the caramel mixture. You are going to combine corn syrup, butter, and brown sugar in a large saucepan. Bring that mixture to a boil and remove from the heat. Stir in some vanilla and baking soda. Pour the caramel mixture over the popcorn and pecans. Stir to get everything coated. Pour the coated popcorn on to a large rimmed baking dish and bake in the oven for an hour. Finally spread the popcorn on to some parchment paper or wax paper and let it cool.
You are going to want to use a large saucepan for the caramel mixture. When you add the baking soda, the mixture is going to foam up and expand. If you use a small saucepan, you will have a giant mess! The baking soda makes the sugar mixture light and airy – perfect for caramel corn.
How Long with Praline Caramel Popcorn Keep?
This Praline Caramel Popcorn will keep for several weeks in an air-tight container. I place the cooled caramel corn in gallon ziplock bags. Great for storage and easy snacking.
Praline Caramel Popcorn Makes a Great Gift
As I said, this recipe makes a lot of Praline Caramel Popcorn. It is great for homemade holiday gifts. Put some in some cellophane bags with a ribbon. Perfect for co-workers, teachers, bus drivers, and neighbors. I like to make a batch for holiday snacking. You can’t go wrong with a big batch at Thanksgiving and Christmas! It is also great for tailgating. Basically, this is great for everything! LOL!
Here are a few of our favorite homemade snack mixes from the blog that are also great for holiday snacking and gift-giving this holiday season:
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Yield: approximately 13 cupsAuthor: Stephanie @ PlainChicken.com
Praline Caramel Popcorn Recipe
prep time: 10 minscook time: 1 hour 0 mins total time: 1 hour 10 mins
Praline Popcorn – highly addictive!! SOOOO good! Sweet and Salty in every bite! The BEST Caramel Popcorn I’ve ever eaten. Popcorn, pecans, brown sugar, corn syrup, butter, vanilla, baking soda. Can make ahead of time and store in an air-tight container. Great for a party or homemade gift! #popcorn #caramel #caramelpopcorn #homemadegift #holidays
2 (3.3-oz) bags of microwave popcorn
3 cups pecan halves
3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
3/4 cup corn syrup
3/4 cup butter
1 Tbsp vanilla extract
3/4 tsp baking soda
Preheat oven to 250ºF.
Pop popcorn according to package directions.
In a large bowl, combine popcorn and pecans.
In a large saucepan over medium-high heat, combine brown sugar, corn syrup, and butter. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and baking soda. Pour over popcorn mixture, tossing to coat evenly.
Pour popcorn mixture into a rimmed 15×10-inch pan. Bake for 1 hour, stirring every 20 minutes.
Pour onto wax or parchment paper to cool. Break into pieces.
Can use any flavor of microwave popcorn you prefer.