National Caramel Popcorn Day Date in the current year: April 6, 2016

National Caramel Popcorn Day April 6 is National Caramel Popcorn Day. Today is a perfect day to add delicious caramel to popcorn to make all time favorite American snack.

Combining popcorn and caramel began in 1890s. The very first version of caramel popcorn was introduced at the Chicago World's Fair in 1893 and it went with the strong molasses flavor of Cracker Jack. Today caramel popcorn is produced by many brands and it is available in grocery stores and cinemas.

You can make caramel popcorn at home. You need to place popcorn in a large bowl and preheat oven to 250°F. Melt 1 stick of butter over medium heat, stir in 1/4 cup honey, 1 cup light brown sugar and 1/2 tsp salt. Bring this mixture to boil and continue cooking it on a reduced heat for 5 more minutes without stirring. Remove caramel from heat, stir in 1/4 tsp baking soda and about 1-1 1/2 tsp of powdered cinnamon, ground cloves, ginger, allspice and nutmeg each. Pour caramel over popcorn and quickly mix to coat it.

Bake coated popcorn on a cookie sheet for 40 minutes stirring every 10-15 minutes with spatula. You can store caramel popcorn for 5 days in airtight container at room temperature. But we don't think that caramel popcorn you've made will last long!

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