Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Cinnamon Caramel White Chocolate Popcorn

I love flavored popcorn. I have always been inspired by Dale & Thomas popcorn flavors but not their price! Warning - You will want to make to batches, especially if you think you are going to share with others.

Pre-heat oven to 250 degrees. Start by popping popcorn with an air popper or on the stove. If you must use microwave popcorn use natural popcorn with no butter. Make sure popcorn is in a large bowl for mixing. Add nuts to the popcorn if using. My family doesn't like nuts so I didn't use them.  Next, mix the cinnamon and brown sugar in a big microwave safe bowl. If you do not mix the two together the cinnamon will be clumpy and not mix well with the other ingredients. Chop butter, place on top of cinnamon and brown sugar mixture, then pour corn syrup over the top of everything. 

This next part is kind of fun to watch! Microwave on high for 30 seconds. Take out and stir to combine. Return to microwave and heat on high for 2 minutes.Be really careful when taking the bowl out of the microwave it will be really hot. Remove, stir to combine more and return to microwave and heat on high for 2 more minutes.  At this point the mixture will be boiling or almost boiling so again be really careful when taking out of the microwave. So remove the bowl from the microwave and add in the vanilla and baking soda. Mix really well. The mixture will start to bubble more and get kind of frothy. Pour mixture over popcorn/nuts. Stir till well coated. Add popcorn mixture to a large foil lined cake pan or cookie sheet with sides. 

Bake for 30 minutes and stir every 10 minutes. I usually only cook it for about 20 minutes because I like it not so crunchy. Take out and give it a final stir. Melt almond bark/white chocolate chips according to directions. Put melted chocolate into a pastry bag and drizzle all over the popcorn mixture. Set aside and let the chocolate set. Break apart and enjoy! I would have a picture of the final product but I got so excited to eat the popcorn along with my kids that I forgot! So here is a picture from Our Best Bites where I got the recipe from. 

Cinnamon Caramel White Chocolate Popcorn

12 cups popped popcorn
1 cup roughly chopped pecans (optional)
1 cup brown sugar
3/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup corn syrup
1 stick butter (not margarine)
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla
3 squares almond bark or 6 oz of white chocolate chips

1. Pre heat oven to 250.
2. Pop popcorn and set aside in a very large bowl with pecans if using.
3. Combine Cinnamon and Sugar in a separate large microwave safe bowl. 
4. Chop butter and place on top of mixture.
5. Pour corn syrup over top of everything.
6. Microwave on high for 30 seconds. Stir to combine.
7. Microwave on high for 2 minutes. Stir to combine.
8. Microwave on high for 2 minutes. Stir to combine.
9. Add in vanilla and baking soda. Stir to combine.
10. Pour mixture over popcorn and pecans. Stir till coated.
11. Pour mixture onto a foil lined pan.
12. Bake for 30 minutes and stir every 10 minutes.
13. Melt almond bark according to directions and drizzle over popcorn mixture. 
14. Set aside and let almond bark set. 
15. Break apart and enjoy!
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  1. Seriously! This looks amazingly good!! And since it cooks mainly in the microwave I think even I could handle making it :-) Thanks so much for sharing at the party! I love it!

  2. This looks too good! I would have to make at least 2 batches since D would eat up the first batch for sure. Thanks so much for sharing on Tout It Tuesday! Hope to see you tomorrow.

  3. Yum! My kids love popcorn. I can imagine how much they would enjoy your recipe.

  4. i am very upset that you posted this--now i'm obsessed! haha this is very dangerous recipe, it looks absolutely amazing.

    1. When I first started to read your comment I got nervous and wondered what I did. Then I kept reading. When I make a batch I usually make two and then make more that week. It is gone through very fast around my house!

  5. This looks amazingly great! I will have to make sure it's a good distance from the TV on movie night because I don't know that I could exercise restraint otherwise! ;)

    1. We have often finished a batch in a half an hour! Stomach does start to hurt if I don't watch it but still worth it!