Balsamic Caramel Corn

December 26, 2015




A special twist on a favorite midnight night snack-this caramel corn
makes the perfect homemade holiday gift for neighbors and friends.
It's a sweet companion to salty  cheeses at a wine and  cheese party.
the subtle balsamic flavor adds sophistication and balances the sweet
and salty elements.




12 cups of popped popcorn

8 oz. unsalted butter

2 cups packed light brown sugar

1 tsp. salt (For more flavor, use Lucero Hickory Smoked Sea Salt

or,Lucero Sriracha Flake Sea Salt

1/4 cup Lucero Traditional Red Balsamic Vinegar

1/4 cup light maple syrup

1 tsp. baking soda



Preheat the oven to 200 degrees.


1-  Following the product instructions, pop the popcorn. When

cool enough to handle, remove and discard any un-popped



2-  In a large saucepan, combine the butter, brown sugar, salt,

Red Balsamic Vinegar and syrup. Bring to a boil and stir until all

ingredients are combined.


3-  Remove from the heat and stir in the baking soda (the mixture

will foam up.)


4-  Pour the mixture over the popcorn and toss to coat.

Spread the popcorn mixture evenly onto a baking pan and cook

for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes.


5-  Spread onto wax paper to dry. *For added flavor, try sprinkling

Smoked Sea Salt, or,Sriracha Sea Salt


Adapted from recipe here Sauce Magazine.




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One thought on “Balsamic Caramel Corn”


  • Paige

    11:15 am ON November 26, 2012

    Made this today. Simply delicious! Decorating old plastic tubs and filling with this delicious snack to use as gifts for the holidays!

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