Savory White Chocolate Caramel Popcorn

filed under: Candy on October 2, 2013

Why am I posting popcorn on my baking blog?  Well, because I baked it!  And because this recipe was so good I would be selfish to not share it with you.


Harvest Caramel Popcorn

White Chocolate Caramel Popcorn

This delicious homemade popcorn is a combination of white chocolate, a homemade caramel sauce, and a hint of seasoning. The seasoning is subtle but adds something so beautiful to a normally overly sweet treat! Herbes de Provence is found at most stores, but I will also tell you how to make your own. 

 

Savory White Chocolate Caramel Popcorn

I have to tell you, I loved everything about this recipe.  It was easy, it was fairly quick, and it tasted awesome.

I thought that I was a fan when I saw white chocolate in the recipe… but then add in the Herbes de Provence and, well, I was hooked.

Savory White Chocolate Caramel Popcorn

 

It may seem ambitious for a Wednesday, but I promise you won’t regret it.

If you want to incorporate some pumpkin flavor into the recipe, simply omit the Herbes de Provence and add 1 tablespoon of Pumpkin Spice!

White Chocolate Caramel Popcorn
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
1 hr 5 mins
Total Time
1 hr 25 mins
 

This amazing popcorn is a treat like none other!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: White Chocolate Caramel Popcorn
Servings: 16 servings
Author: Amanda Rettke
Ingredients
  • 10 cups plain popped popcorn
  • 1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick or 113g) butter
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 6 oz white baking chocolate coarsely chopped
  • 1 tbsp. McCormick® Gourmet Collection Herbes de Provence (see notes for how to make your own)
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 225°F. Put popcorn in large bowl. Spray foil-lined 15x10x1-inch baking pan with no stick cooking spray. Set aside.

  2. Bring sugar, butter, corn syrup and chocolate to boil in medium saucepan on medium heat. Boil 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Immediately stir in Herbes de Provence and baking soda. Pour over popcorn mixture. Toss to coat evenly with spatula sprayed with no stick cooking spray. Spread evenly in prepared pan.

  3. Bake 1 hour, stirring after 30 minutes. Cool completely on wire rack. Break into clusters. Store in airtight container.

Recipe Notes

DIY Herbes de Provence

  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon dried marjoram
  • 2 teaspoons dried rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon dried tarragon
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried mint
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried lavender (optional)

Mix together and store in a dry place. 

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Comments

  • Rochelle @ Oh So Sweet Baker says:

    I made popcorn goodies this week which will be on my ‘baking’ blog too. As long as it looks good, which it does and it tastes good which I bet it does doesn’t matter if it’s baked or not. AANNDDD it’s a great way to incorporate chocolate into savoury dishes!

    • Amanda says:

      Looking forward to your posts! 🙂

  • HeatherChristo says:

    I am completely obsessed with caramel corn and this recipe is such a unique approach to it with the herbes de provence! I would happily dive into a big bowl this morning!

  • Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch says:

    Mercy!!! This looks amazing, Amanda!!!

  • Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) says:

    Now this is popcorn!

  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar says:

    I love this unique popcorn. Yum!

  • Ann says:

    I would have never thought about adding herbs to caramel corn, but if you are crazy over it, Amanda, it must be good! If I feel really daring one day, I just might try it..:-)

  • Nessa says:

    Oooh…. This is so ingenious!

  • meg says:

    This is a must try! I am sure it will be a keeper!!

  • Averie @ Averie Cooks says:

    Looks incredible! Pinned to my popcorn board. I love popcorn and caramel corn and white chocolate – all, of them, so much!

  • Kavli says:

    White chocolate Caramel. Nothing sounds better than that. But when I added the herbs to the bubbling caramel, oh my word – the aroma was incredible. I knew right then this would be my all time fave caramel popcorn recipe. Thank so much for sharing Amanda!!!!

  • greedy girl says:

    luv this, your photography is so beautiful.

  • Laura Dembowski says:

    Popcorn like this definitely belongs on your blog! I want a handful to snack on right now!

  • Danelle says:

    Oh my goodness! I am speechless! So glad you decided to share. 🙂

  • Holiday Baker Man says:

    You evil, evil person!

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