Bourbon Caramel Popcorn
Are you still looking for a quick and easy appetizer for your holiday party? This Bourbon Caramel Popcorn is simple and fast to make and is a guaranteed crowd pleaser! This isn't just another caramel popcorn recipe…the sweetness of the caramel mixed with the with the saltiness of the popcorn is a perfect combination! With just a hint of bourbon, this caramel popcorn will have people reaching for more…down to the last kernel!
Servings: 10 people
Open the bag of SkinnyPop Popcorn and pour the entire bag into a large mixing bowl. Set aside.
Preheat your oven to 300°F. Line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper.
In a medium sauce pan, combine the unsalted butter, dark brown sugar and light corn syrup. Over medium heat, melt the ingredients until they come to a rolling boil. You will want to stir the mixture the entire time the ingredients are melting and when it comes to a boil.
Once the mixture comes to a boil, let it boil for 3 minutes while constantly stirring. Your mixture will start to thicken a little.
Once the 3 minutes is up, remove the saucepan from the heat and slowly stir in the bourbon and the vanilla extract. Expert Tip: As you add these ingredients to the caramel mixture, the sauce will start to splatter so be careful.
Once the caramel is well mixed, pour it over the big bowl of popcorn and stir with a rubber spatula. The popcorn should now be coated with the caramel mixture.
Transfer the popcorn to the baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Ensure the popcorn is spread out in an even layer.
Bake for 30 minutes, stirring once halfway through.
Once done, let it cool for 15 minutes before serving. Store any leftovers in a Ziplock baggie.
- Don't be afraid to get your hands dirty with this recipe. While I like to use a spatula to mix the caramel, I also like using my hands to ensure all the kernels are evenly covered. I use the same method when spreading the popcorn in the cookie sheet.
- Don't expect a "boozy" bourbon flavor with this caramel popcorn. The bourbon adds a very subtly hint of flavor. The bourbon is also the key ingredient that makes the caramel light and airy. This version is not the same consistency as moose munch.
- If you like sweet and salty popcorn, add ½ teaspoon of salt to the caramel sauce or use a salted butter.
- Store any leftovers in a Ziplock baggie.
Calories: 127kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 8mg | Potassium: 19mg | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 210IU | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg