Caramel Corn Recipe (corn syrup free)

Thank you to local authors Colleen Anderson and Joyce Kaping, for sharing this great recipe from their blog “Farm Girl Fresh”.  For more recipes and food inspiration, check out their website!

CARAMEL CORN

1 tablespoon coconut oil
1/3 cup popcorn (8 cups popped)
3 tablespoons honey
3 tablespoons maple syrup
3 tablespoons butter
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1/4 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt

Preheat oven to 250°F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.

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Melt coconut oil in a large saucepan or popcorn popper. Add popcorn and pop over medium-high heat.  Pour popcorn into a large bowl. In the same pan, bring honey, maple syrup and butter to a boil over medium-high heat.  Boil 4 minutes stirring constantly. Stir in vanilla, vinegar and baking soda (will bubble up).  Pour over popcorn.  Toss to coat. Spread in a single layer on prepared sheet. Bake 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes.  Remove from oven and place on cooling rack.  Sprinkle salt over popcorn. Stir occasionally as it cools.

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Makes 7 to 8 cups