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Vanilla Salted Caramel Corn

by Jennifer Wieland
Vanilla Salted Caramel Corn

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The big game is less than two weeks away! So that means it is time to start planning your Super Bowl party if you haven’t already. If you aren’t hosting the party then maybe you need something to bring with you to another party instead. Whatever the case may be you can’t go wrong with popcorn. It is an easy party food that you can grab by the handful and munch on. What makes the popcorn even better though is making it into something special. I am talking about Vanilla Salted Caramel Corn, oh yeah! This is all kinds of yum!

This is actually a very quick and easy recipe to put together and the results are so good that people will think you bought it. This recipe makes a nice flavorful caramel and then topping it with vanilla fleur de sel adds just that little bit of something extra. If you are wondering what vanilla fleur de sel is, it’s a sea salt that is mixed with ground vanilla beans. I happen to have gotten mine from Beanilla. There are plenty of other companies that make this too.

The other great thing about this recipe is that it can also make a great Valentine’s Day treat for your special someone or for the kids to hand out to their teachers.

Vanilla Salted Caramel Corn

Vanilla Salted Caramel Corn
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1737 calories
329 g
122 g
49 g
8 g
30 g
470 g
3978 g
237 g
2 g
16 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1737
Calories from Fat 429
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 49g
Saturated Fat 30g
Trans Fat 2g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 13g
Cholesterol 122mg
Sodium 3978mg
Total Carbohydrates 329g
Dietary Fiber 8g
Sugars 237g
Protein 8g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 1/2 c. popcorn kernels
  2. 4 tbsp. butter
  3. 1/4 c. light corn syrup
  4. 2 tbsp. water
  5. 1 c. dark brown sugar
  6. 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  7. 1 tsp. vanilla
  8. 1-2 tsp. vanilla fleur de sel
  1. Pop the popcorn in a hot air popper. You may need to do this in two batches depending on your popper. Divide the popcorn into two large mixing bowls and set aside.
  2. In a large saucepan, over medium heat, melt the butter. Stir in the corn syrup and water. Carefully add in the brown sugar. Try not to get any of the sugar on the sides of the pan. It can crystallize and ruin the caramel. Gently stir in the brown sugar. It will begin to melt into the mixture. Bring the mixture to a boil and using a candy thermometer boil it until it reaches 235-245°. Add in the baking soda and stir. The mixture will begin to bubble up so be careful. Remove the pot form the heat and stir in the vanilla.
  3. Pour half of the mixture of each of the two bowls of popcorn. Using a silicone spatula fold the caramel into the popcorn. Once it is completely coated sprinkle with the vanilla fleur de sel and then fold the salt into the popcorn.
  1. If you do not have vanilla fleur de sel you can always use regular fleur de sel if you want it to have a bit of saltiness or you can skip the salt entirely.
  2. Try to remove all unpopped kernels after popping. This will just make it easier on people when they try to eat the caramel corn.
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Jennifer is a mom to 5 boys, 1 girl and 1 husband. Her kids range in age from 8-24 so things are always crazy with everything from school life, to autism and to college and beyond. She tries to bake, craft, travel and blog her way through all of the chaos and craziness that life, her kids and her husband throw her way.

27 Responses to “Vanilla Salted Caramel Corn”

  1. 1

    I love salt, caramel, and popcorn. Do I dare mix them all up? I think it’s worth trying. Thanks for the inspiration, Jennifer.
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    Katrina says:

    Yum! Where did yo get the containers you put the popcorn in?
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    Cayce says:

    This. Sounds. Amazing! I can’t wait to try it for movie night! 🙂
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  4. 4

    OH GOODNESS! I need that in popcorn in my life! 🙂 Thanks for the recipe!
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  5. 5

    I so have to make this! It looks amazing. I pinned it for later.
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    Jenni says:

    I have to work for the super bowl, but I think I will be making some of this just to make my night a little better there!
    Looks delicious 🙂
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    Kat B. says:

    Ive made salted caramel popcorn before but never with vanilla. I bet that tastes amazing!
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  8. 8

    Oh… my… gosh…

    I can’t believe you posted this crazy delicious looking vanilla salted caramel corn! I’m definitely pinning this so I can make it for the guys at my husband’s work! They have some ridiculously sweet teeth and they’ll love this! Thanks for sharing 🙂
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    Holly says:

    That looks just delicious. I personally don’t watch the game at all.
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  10. 10

    Sounds great! I pinned it for later!
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  11. 11

    Oh man, this looks good! I’m a sucker for a salty sweet combo!
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  12. 12

    Okay, my husband will LOVE this! I think I’ll add this to my Super Bowl party menu!
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  13. 13

    I bet my daughter would eat this right up.
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    cindy says:

    oh yum!! we are popcorn fanatics in this house…can’t wait to try!
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    Digna D. says:

    Popcorn is my favorite snack. What cute containers! Sweet and salty, yumalicious!!
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    Angela says:

    This looks delish and perfect for game day!
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  17. 17

    This is a easy recipe perfect for any party, thanks for linking with my party!!

    Hugs maria your host
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    Crystal says:

    Oh my word, I LOVE caramel corn! Pinning this!
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  19. 19

    I want this now!! This looks so freakin good.
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  20. 20

    I don’t even like football, but I would watch a game to snack on this! Vanilla fleur de sel sounds awesome too. Pinning this to try later!

  21. 21

    This look SO good! The only problem is I’m afraid that once I start eating it I won’t be able to stop haha. Definitely pinning so I can make it when I get home :).
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    Rachel says:

    This looks really good. I am a huge fan of salted caramel anything.
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    Kira says:

    OMG, this is so sinful. Did you see the caramel on that. Once I have a taste I just can’t stop – this look so yummy.

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    Tonya says:

    I need to try this! I love pop corn and this looks delicious!

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