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.
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.
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.
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!
This amazing popcorn is a treat like none other!
- 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
Preheat oven to 225°F. Put popcorn in large bowl. Spray foil-lined 15x10x1-inch baking pan with no stick cooking spray. Set aside.
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.
Bake 1 hour, stirring after 30 minutes. Cool completely on wire rack. Break into clusters. Store in airtight container.
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.