Bourbon Caramel Corn

Bourbon Caramel Corn

Fathers can be the hardest people to buy gifts for. Either their hobbies are too expensive for your price range, or they have a non-existent “wish-list” since they buy everything they want themselves.

Bourbon Caramel Corn

Thankfully, food is always a welcomed gift. Given that November is my father’s birthday month, I recently had a brainstorm session to think up a creative gift for the man who has everything and wants nothing.

Bourbon Caramel Corn

My father has a sweet spot for caramel corn, so I decided to take a modern spin on a classic treat – Bourbon Caramel Corn. While you might be concerned that the bourbon will be overpowering, I can assure you that the alcohol kick is boiled off and you are left with a subtle flavoring. Enjoy!

Bourbon Caramel Corn


  • 10 cups popped popcorn
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 Tbs. corn syrup
  • 4 Tbs. bourbon
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda


  • In a sauce pan combine the butter, corn syrup, sugar and salt and bring to a boil
  • Let boil and continue to stir for five minutes
  • Stir in the bourbon and baking soda. The caramel should get light and frothy
  • Immediately pour over popcorn and stir to coat
  • Spread caramel corn evenly over parchment paper and let cool
  • Break apart and store in an air tight container

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