Tonight some friends and I are getting together to see a scary movie at the drive-in. Despite the decidedly not-autumn weather here, I figured I would try to get in the spirit. This recipe for vegan caramel corn is easy to follow and takes only minutes to complete. It is guaranteed to help you get in the mood for fall festivities.
1/2 cup brown sugar
4 tbsp. cold water
1 tbsp. non-dairy butter
1 tbsp. dark corn syrup
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 bag popcorn
Pop your popcorn in the microwave per box directions. Let cool and pour into a large bowl. Separate out any kernels and discard.
In a small saucepan, melt sugar, water, butter and corn syrup. Stir vigorously with a wooden spoon until it is well combined. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and let simmer for 3 minutes. Remove the mixture from heat and add your vanilla. Continue to stir until the sauce thickens slightly.
Pour your sugar mixture over the popcorn and mix well. Once your popcorn is evenly coated, let chill for at least 30 minutes before serving.