Caramel Popcorn with Fleur de Sel ~ Redux

So popular at our house ~ I'm reposting because this popcorn is perfect for the holidays!

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I first learned of the basic recipe for this utterly delicious caramel popcorn from my friend Em on her blog The Repressed Pastry Chef. Em's blog was one of the very first I began following, even before I started blogging myself.

Unlike some caramel popcorn recipes this one does not require a candy thermometer, you just mix and boil the simple caramel ingredients for 5 minutes, then stir in a little baking soda and vanilla and pour the mixture over the popcorn, place in the oven and slow roast, stirring occasionally until the corn is evenly coated and nicely crisped.

I am not a huge fan of caramel popcorn, unless it is exceptional, and I LOVE this version.

Crispy and light, not heavy or sticky. I think you might love it, too.

The recipe calls for peanuts (an optional ingredient), I used pecans this time. You could use most any nut you like.

The popcorn made according to the recipe is delicious, and is not overly sweet. Since I tend to prefer salty tastes over sweets, I took the liberty of sprinkling the finished caramel popcorn with Fleur de Sel. Perfection!

This is a delightful snack and makes a nice little gift at holiday time, too.

If you would like a printable copy of the recipe you can find it
HERE on my recipe blog.

Merry Christmas to all who celebrate !

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  1. Hi--can someone tell me how to find this site on Facebook? Found another Once Upon a Plate, but it wasn'tthis one...Thank you!

  2. Mari, I am a salty girl too! This looks amazing! My very favorite food on earth is popcorn, but I would usually turn down any kind of sweet popcorn. With the added salt, I'll be making this. Why didn't I think of adding a great salt to caramel corn. YUMMY!
    I have a couple of Christmas parties to attend this year, would't a big bowl of this tied in a pretty bow be a great hostess gift! Thanks for all all the inspriation!

  3. Thank you Ashling and Yvonne!!


    Would love to see you there! :)

  4. Oh my goodness, popcorn is my weakness. Especially caramel corn!

  5. Oh my, I love carmel with a salty flavor. especially on some popcorn! How festive with the pecans.

  6. That looks so delicious and serving it in the santa cup is perfect~!

  7. Love, love, love this idea as gift-giving (and some for me too.)

  8. That face:)

    Jacques would love this..he bought some pre made in the USA..I will try and make this..

    Gorgeous shots Mary~
    Thank you..and Frosty.

  9. Been down with the flu this week and have not eaten much of anything...this is the first thing I have seen that has peeked my interest. I am soooooooo making this!

    Did you pop the corn on the stove top Mary? Or use microwave?

    I adore these pics...the first thing that has gotten me into any holiday spirit at all!

  10. i am weak in my chubby little knees...

  11. This looks totally yummy!

    Hope to see you at Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  12. This looks sooooo yummy!! I will have to try this!!!

    Carsedra of:

  13. That would be like "crack" at my house (laugh). That is absolutely amazingly delicious.

    Happy Holidays to you.


  14. I can't wait to try this recipe! Your pictures are just fabulous!!


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