Salted Coconut Sugar Caramel Popcorn
"This dangerously delicious recipe brings together two of the greats: popcorn and caramel. It's also vegan and free of both gluten and dairy! This makes about 6 cups of popcorn."
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Prep time 30mins
Cook time 15mins
Serves or Makes: 8 servings


  • 6 1/ 2 cups popcorn
  • 6 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 1/ 2 cups coconut sugar
  • 4 tablespoons oat milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon flaky salt


  • Step 1

    In a small, uncovered sauce pot, melt the coconut oil over low heat.

  • Step 2

    Once melted, add the remaining ingredients and immediately whisk until combined over low-medium heat.

  • Step 3

    Keeping at low-medium heat, bring the caramel to a low boil for exactly three minutes. You want bubbles around the edges. Anytime it begins bubbling all over, just take a spoon and gently stir.

  • Step 4

    Reduce to low heat for exactly 8 minutes. DO NOT STIR. Instead, gently move the pot to swirl the caramel frequently - every minute or so.

  • Step 5

    Remove the pot from heat and give it one gentle stir. In a large bowl (large enough to mix and coat the popcorn), pour the Salted Coconut Sugar Caramel over the popcorn and stir with a spatula to coat. Sprinkle with as much flaky salt as you prefer (taste testing wildly encouraged 😉)