Every year I love making our neighbors homemade baked goods and delivering them to celebrate the week of Christmas. In years past, I’ve made them sugar cookies, pound cakes, and even sourdough bread. It’s just a little token to say thanks for being our neighbor and Merry Christmas! All of our neighbors happen to be elderly so I think receiving a homemade treat can be extra special … they deserve something extra special!
This year I decided to fill glass Weck Jars (from Tin Cottage) with Salted Caramel Popcorn. I made this recipe for the Backyard Movie Night party that was featured on Draper James and it was SO delicious that I new I had to make it for Christmas gifts.
I attached tags with red baker’s twine and we delivered them to everyone’s mailboxes. Here’s how to make some for yourself … or your neighbors. 🙂
Salted Caramel Popcorn
½ cup popcorn kernels, popped
1 cup salted butter
1 cup light brown sugar
⅓ cup light corn syrup
1½ – 2 tsp kosher or sea salt, divided
Preheat oven to 300°. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat. Set aside. Pour popped popcorn into a large serving bowl. In a small saucepan melt butter, brown sugar, corn syrup and 1 tsp salt together over medium heat. Bring to boil. Boil for 4 minutes without stirring. Pour caramel mixture over popcorn and stir to coat evenly. Pour popcorn into lined pan, sprinkle remaining salt on top (1/2 tsp – 1 tsp depending on your personal taste preference) and place in oven. Bake for 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes. Allow popcorn to cool on a parchment lined counter.
Signed. Sealed. Delivered!
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