Sea Salt Caramel Popcorns

Caramel popcorn is another popular flavor in our house.  It takes longer time to make.  But it is well worth of every second you spend waiting for it to be ready.   O(∩_∩)O~ 


1/2 to 2/3 cup popcorn kernels
2 tablespoons oil
4 tablespoons butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup of packed brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 cup corn syrup
1/4 teaspoon baking soda



Heat the popcorn pan over medium high heat.

Add oil and popcorn kernels. Cover with lid

Soon corn kernels will begin to pop.

Swirl the handle on top when corn kernel s are popping.  It will help them to heat and pop more evenly.

Preheat the oven to 250F/121C

Time to make sea salt caramel sauce now

Add brown sugar, corn syrup and butter to a small sauce pan.  Heat the pan over medium high heat until it comes to boil.  Continue to cook for another 4 to 5 minutes.    Stir with a whisk or wooden spoon from time to time.

Remove from heat.  Add sea salt, vanilla extract and baking soda.  Stir with a whisk until everything is well combined.

Pour the caramel sauce into popped corns. 

Swirl the hand on top so that the caramel sauce can evenly coat the popcorns. 

This pop corn pan works so well that all the popcorns are evenly coated in no time! 

Line up a big cookie pan with silicone baking mat or parchment paper.  Spread the popcorns on top with a wooden spoon.

Bake in the oven for 45 to 60 minutes.  Stir with wooden spoon every 15 to 20 minutes.

And now we can finally enjoy them O(∩_∩)O~