I saw this recipe on Mel's Kitchen Cafe, and since I am a lover of all things ooey and gooey I knew I'd have to try this one, especially since it must be good for you with the whey protein you add to it.... right! This is definitely a keeper when it comes to gooey popcorn recipes, I have a few that I rely on, and this one just joined the ranks. I hope you enjoy it at your next movie or game night at your house, we sure did!
*Makes 2 large bowls of caramel popcorn
1 cup butter (2 sticks)
2 cups sugar
1 cup powdered vanilla whey protein (found in any health food aisle from Wal-mart to your everyday grocery store)
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/3 cup water
In a medium saucepan, combine the above ingredients and cook over medium heat until the mixture barely comes to a slow boil. It should still look very light in color. Take the pan off the heat and stir in the following ingredients:
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
Pour the caramel mixture over two large bowls of popped corn (about 1 cup unpopped kernels that have been air popped) and mix to combine.