Savory White Chocolate Caramel Popcorn

filed under: Candy on October 2, 2013

Savory White Chocolate Caramel Popcorn is popcorn that is baked with a white chocolate caramel sauce that is flavored with Herbes de Provence seasoning. Try my Caramel Corn for another baked popcorn treat.

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 as well. 


Harvest Caramel Popcorn

White Chocolate Caramel Popcorn Ingredients

Popcorn: The popcorn will need to be popped before baking. Choose your favorite plain popcorn to use.

White Chocolate Caramel Sauce: You will need brown sugar, butter, corn syrup, and white baking chocolate for the sauce.

White Chocolate: Choose high-quality white baking chocolate, like Ghiradelli or Callebaut, to chop for the caramel sauce.

Seasoning: Herbes de Provence is seasoning you can buy at the store. It originated in the south of France and is a blend of Provencal herbs like thyme, marjoram, rosemary, and tarragon, just to name a few. I will let you know how to make your own Herbes do Provence seasoning below. If you can’t find or make this seasoning, just add some pumpkin spice to the mix instead.

Baking Soda: The baking soda is added to the caramel sauce to help make the caramel smoother and easier to add to the popcorn. It also helps to prevent the caramel from getting too hard as it cools.

Savory White Chocolate Caramel Popcorn

How to Make White Chocolate Caramel Popcorn

To get started making the popcorn, first, pop about ten cups of plain popcorn. Then, put the popcorn in a large bowl and set it aside as you make the caramel sauce. In addition to popping the popcorn, line a 10×15-inch baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray it with nonstick cooking spray.

To make the caramel sauce, add the brown sugar, butter, corn syrup, and white chocolate chunks to a medium saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil and stir constantly while boiling the mixture for about five minutes. Remove the sauce from the heat and immediately stir in the Herbes do Provence seasoning and baking soda.

To the bowl of popped popcorn, add the white chocolate caramel sauce. Toss to coat the popcorn evenly. I like to use a spatula that has been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Spread the coated popcorn evenly on the lined baking sheet. Bake at 225°F for an hour, stirring after about 30 minutes.

When done baking, let the popcorn cool on a wire rack before breaking into clusters and enjoying. Store it in an airtight container at room temperature for up to five days.

How to Make Herbes de Provence

If you don’t have any Herbes de Provence seasoning on hand, make your own. Simply mix the following herbs and spices together and store the seasoning in an airtight container.

  • 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)

Savory White Chocolate Caramel Popcorn

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

Savory White Chocolate Caramel Popcorn is popcorn that is baked with a white chocolate caramel sauce that is flavored with Herbes de Provence seasoning.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: White Chocolate Caramel Popcorn
Servings: 16 servings
Author: Amanda Rettke--iambaker.net
Ingredients
  • 10 cups plain popped popcorn
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
  • ½ cup (1 stick or 113g) butter
  • ½ cup light corn syrup
  • 6 ounces white baking chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon McCormick® Gourmet Collection Herbes de Provence, (see notes for how to make your own)
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 225°F. Put popped popcorn in a large bowl. Line a 15x10x1-inch baking pan with aluminum foil and spray with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.

  2. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, bring brown sugar, butter, corn syrup, and chocolate to a boil. Boil 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Immediately stir in Herbes de Provence and baking soda.

  3. Pour caramel sauce over the popcorn, tossing to coat evenly with a spatula sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Spread coated popcorn evenly over the prepared pan.

  4. Bake 1 hour, stirring after 30 minutes. Cool completely on wire rack. Break into clusters. Store leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature.

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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  • 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!