Candied Vanilla Popcorn

Preparation info
  • Makes about

    4 quarts

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Pure Vanilla: Irresistible Recipes and Essential Techniques

By Shauna Sever

Published 2012

  • About

This sweet and salty treat tends to disappear moments after I set it out for my guests. I also like to add a few drops of food coloring to the sugar syrup and then pile the popcorn in tall glass jars for a sort of edible party decoration.


  • 12 cups popped popcorn (from about ½ cup unpopped kernels)*
  • Salt, to tas


  • Preheat oven to 300°F. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with a silicone baking mat, or line with foil and coat foil with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Season popcorn with salt to taste and discard any unpopped kernels. Combine popcorn with peanuts on pr