I love caramel corn, especially homemade. Store bought just doesn’t do it for me.
Now add a little white chocolate and this snack becomes so addictive that you will literally go into withdrawals when it is gone.
I swear this treat should come with a warning label.
White Chocolate Caramel Corn - Dress up classic caramel corn with a little white chocolate and it literally becomes the best snack ever...and addictive.
- White Chocolate Caramel Corn
- 7 quarts plain popped popcorn
- 2 cups dry roasted peanuts (optional, my kids prefer no peanuts)
- 2 cups brown sugar
- 1/2 cup light corn syrup
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup margarine
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup white chocolate candies, I used Candyquick
Place the popped popcorn into two shallow greased baking pans. You may use roasting pans, jelly roll pans, or disposable roasting pans. Add the peanuts to the popped corn if using. Set aside.
Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C). Combine the brown sugar, corn syrup, margarine and salt in a saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring enough to blend. Once the mixture begins to boil, boil for 5 minutes while stirring constantly.
Remove from the heat, and stir in the baking soda and vanilla. The mixture will be light and foamy. Immediately pour over the popcorn in the pans, and stir to coat. Don't worry too much at this point about getting all of the corn coated.
Bake for 1 hour, if you want 1/2 through turn the caramel corn. Line the counter top with waxed paper. Dump the popcorn out onto the waxed paper and separate the pieces. Allow to cool on the counter, while you heat chocolate. Melt chocolate according to package directions. Pour over caramel corn and mix together to coat the caramel corn completely. Let it rest on the counter until the chocolate is hardened. Serve or package. You can store in an airtight container, but I think this gets a little chewy a few days later, so I like to store in a paper bag. But trust me, unless you make a quadruple batch this will not last more than a day!
Kids review: They think that we need to have this every afternoon at the pool as a snack, I agree!