That’s why I adore this popcorn my son Andrew & I created late one evening, in the throes of full caramel neediness. We phenegled until we got the ingredients and flavor just. right. and were ridiculously tickled with the outcome. A rich, vanilley caramel that’s not too hard and not too soft.
Candy Shoppe Vanilla-Caramel Popcorn
¾ c. unpopped popcorn kernels
2 T. olive oil
Place in a large, covered pot on stovetop. Turn heat to medium high. Cook until popcorn begins popping, then popping slows down. Remove from heat. Remove cover.
1 Stick Butter
1 c. well-packed brown sugar
¼ c. Pancake syrup, like Mrs. Butterworths
Place all in pot. Stir & bring to a boil.
Remove from heat and add
½ tsp. salt
1 t. vanilla
Pour over popcorn. Stir to coat.