Vegan Caramel Corn - it’s crispy, sweet, has a tiny undertone of coconut. The perfect snack for your next movie night!!!
Caramel made with coconut milk - until recently I didn’t know this was possible! But I guess as long as you have sugar and fat you can make caramel out of just about anything.
So this was one of those experiments that went better than I ever could have imagined. I mean I don't know about you but most of the time trial runs don't work out perfectly on the first try but this one sure did. The only thing about this caramel is that it does take some time, but even though it’s time-consuming it’s easy. You literally only need to stir every once in a while and it comes together all on its own. This caramel would also be delicious on so many things - apples, ice cream really anything you would put traditional caramel. The only thing you will want to do is leave out the baking soda and either serve immediately or place in a jar in the refrigerator.
This popcorn is crispy, sweet, has a tiny undertone of coconut which is delicious. It also makes a lot - 16 cups to be exact which seems like it will last forever yet somehow we devoured half of it in just one night.
This would also be a fun addition to a BBQ which you just need a little snack or your next movie night. And while I am in no way going to claim it’s healthy it is vegan, so if you have vegan friends, friends refraining from dairy, or you just like to switch things up once in a while you have the perfect new treat.
prep time 10 minutes
cook time 1 hour 10 minutes
total time 1 hour 20 minutes
servings 16 cups
1 can full fat coconut milk
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp sea salt
1 tsp coconut oil
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp baking soda
16 cups pop corn
In a large bowl place 16 cups of popped popcorn and set aside.
In a medium-sized pot add in coconut milk, brown sugar and sea salt and whisk to combine. Bring to a boil whisking constantly then low the temperature keeping at a light simmer.
Simmer for 30-40 minutes stirring occasionally until sauce thickens and coats the back of a spoon.
Once the sauce has darkened and thickened remove from heat and add in coconut oil, vanilla and baking soda and whisk to combine. Pour caramel over the popcorn and stir until evenly coated. Pour onto a large baking sheet and bake in the oven for 30 minutes stirring half way.
Break into small pieces and store in an airtight container.