Easter Caramel Corn Recipe
 
 
Looking for a colorful, sweet treat that is perfect for Easter baskets or as a snack after dinner? This colorful popcorn and candy treat is perfect for children of all ages!
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Holiday
Ingredients
  • 4 cups plain air popped popcorn
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups light brown sugar
  • ½ cup light corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 bag of Easter candy, any type you want. I used jelly beans
  • 1 cup Almond Bark, melted and divided into 4 separate bowls-to drizzle over popcorn
  • Food Coloring
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees F. Place popcorn in a large bowl and set aside.
  2. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Stir in brown sugar, corn syrup, and salt. Stir consistently while bringing to a boil. Then boil without stirring for 4 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in baking soda and vanilla extract. Pour caramel evenly over popcorn, stirring to coat.
  3. Place popcorn on two large shallow baking sheets and bake in preheated oven, stirring every 15 minutes, for about an hour. and Remove popcorn from oven and let cool completely. (It was a little cumbersome trying to stir on a large baking sheet. Using a spatula in one hand and large oven mitt in the other helped keep the popcorn from flying everywhere.)
  4. Melt Almond Bark and divide into four small bowls. Add 1 drop of food coloring to three of the bowls, leaving one white. I used green, blue and red to make pink.
  5. Divide popcorn into four sections, drizzle popcorn with melted, colored
  6. almond bark
  7. Let the popcorn sit until the almond bark hardens, about 30 minutes. Store at room temperature in an airtight container.
  8. Add popcorn to canning jars, Easter baskets, buckets, and top with matching ribbons.
Recipe by Budget Earth at https://www.budgetearth.com/easter-carmel-corn-recipe/