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
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 15x10-inch pan. Bake for 1 hour, stirring every 20 minutes.
Pour onto wax or parchment paper to cool. Break into pieces.
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.
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!
What does the baking soda do? The baking soda makes the sugar mixture light and airy - perfect for caramel corn.
How Long with Praline Caramel Popcorn Keep? This 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.