Crab Cakes & Football, that’s what Maryland does! Well… we also know we do Old Bay, a lot of it! Nothing says Maryland more than our go-to Crab Seasoning and if you’re like us, you’ve tried it on everything!
Have you tried it on Caramel Popcorn? Let us be the first to tell you that it’s DELICIOUS! The mix of salty, sweet and spice is enough to make your taste buds ask for more! Follow our go-to recipe below to make yourself a batch of Old Bay Caramel Popcorn that’s perfect for any get together, gift (hint hint…bridal party, family, vendors, ect) or as a homemade favor at your wedding!
Old Bay Caramel Popcorn
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
- 16 cups popped popcorn (3 microwave popcorn bags)
- 1 cup (2 sticks) butter
- 2 cup brown sugar, packed
- 1 cup light corn syrup (the clear syrup)
- 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 Tablespoons Old Bay
- 1 Bag of Milk Chocolate Chips (We used Microwave Candy Drizzles Melts and it was so easy!)
Step 1: Preheat the oven to 250 degrees.
Step 2: Pop all of your popcorn and pour into disposable pans. You can also use cookie sheets with parchment paper for this step. Be sure to remove all kernels that didn’t pop!
Step 3: In a heavy saucepan, combine butter, brown sugar, and light corn syrup. On medium-high heat, bring to a rapid boil and boil for five minutes, stirring as necessary. Remove from burner and stir in vanilla extract and Old Bay. Tip: We made the caramel in two batches to ensure an even consistency!
Step 4: Pour evenly over the plain popcorn and stir to coat and ensure even coverage.
Step 5: Place pans in preheated oven. Put in oven for 15 minutes. Take it out and stir it. Repeat this every 15 minutes for one hour.
Step 6: Let popcorn cool and break up large chunks with your hand. Melt milk chocolate chips on a double boiler or in the microwave and pour evenly over Caramel Popcorn.
Step 7: You’re Popcorn is ready! For favors and gifts, we recommend packaging it in mason jars like these cute ones we found at the Dollar Store. Place a piece of fabric over the top of the lid (keep it in place by screwing the second piece over top) or simply tie a ribbon with a gift tag around the top and you’re good to go!
Keep the Maryland theme going with this sweet message to your guests! Happy Baking!
With Love, Honor & Old Bay- The Charm City Wed Team
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