Caramel corn… but make it southern.
Why have basic buttered popcorn when you can have popcorn with the caramelly sweet candy crunch of pralines? It’s a no-brainer. If you’ve had a pecan praline in the southern tradition, then you know just how delicious the combination is and when you add popcorn to the mix… well, then it’s almost too poppable to handle. This is an easy mix to make, but it’s irresistible too, and that makes it perfect for both parties and lazy movie nights on the couch.
Yield 8 cups
15m prep time
30m cook time
8 cups popped popcorn
2 cups pecan halves
3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup light corn syrup
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
Preheat oven to 250°F.
In a large bowl, mix together the popcorn and pecans.
To a large saucepan over medium-high heat, add brown sugar, corn syrup, and butter. Bring to a boil and stir occasionally.
Once boiling, remove from heat and stir in vanilla and baking soda.
Pour over popcorn and pecans and toss to coat.
Transfer mixture to a large rimmed sheet pan and spread out evenly. Bake 30-40 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes.
Immediately spread out onto foil or parchment paper to cool. Once cool, break apart and serve. Enjoy!