WORDLESS RECIPE #2 Halloween Edition – Haunted Honey Caramel Popcorn

by Irvin on October 31, 2011 · 31 comments

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Eat the Love presents: WORDLESS RECIPES #2 Halloween Edition - Haunted Honey Caramel Popcorn

1/3 cup popcorn, 1 tablespoon olive oil, 1 teaspoon sea salt

1/3 cup popcorn, 1 tablespoon olive oil, 1 teaspoon sea salt

Place the popcorn in a small bowl and pour the olive oil over it.

Add the sea salt to the olive oil and popcorn

the sea salt and olive oil should now be in the bowl with the popcorn

Stir the popcorn, olive oil and salt together.

the popcorn should be well coated with olive oil and salt

Pour the coated popcorn into a kraft paper bag, the kind you bring your lunch in.

All the popcorn, oil and salt should be in the bottom of the bag now

Fold the top of the bag over, by an inch

place the bag filled with popcorn in a microwave

turn the microwave on for 1 minute and 30 seconds on high

Pour the popcorn into a large heatproof bowl

preheat the oven to 300˚F

measure out 1/2 cup of honey and 1 teaspoon of vanilla

Use a glass measuring cup to make sure you have 1/2 cup

1 teaspoon of real vanilla extract, not imitation

Measure out 1/4 cup of heavy whipping cream and 2 tablespoons (1/4 a stick) of unsalted butter

Use a glass measuring cup to measure 1/4 cup of heavy whipping cream

Add the honey, vanilla, cream and butter to a small saucepan

place saucepan on stove over medium high heat

stir continually and make sure the caramel doesn't boil over

Bring the caramel to 240˚F or the firm ball stage

drizzle the caramel over the popcorn

Toss the popcorn to coat it evenly with the caramel

Pour the popcorn onto a baking sheet lined with a silpat

spread the popcorn evenly on the baking sheet in one layer

Place the popcorn in the pre-heated oven

Set the timer for 15 minute

Once the timer is up...

Take the popcorn out of the oven and it should be golden brown.

Careful that the haunted honey caramel popcorn doesn't turn you into a vampire!

Though you're more likely to attack the popcorn than the other way round!

Either way, enjoy the Haunted Honey Caramel Popcorn! Happy Halloween!

Download a PDF of of Eat the Love’s Wordless Recipe #2 Halloween Edition
Haunted Honey Caramel Popcorn (2.7 MB file)

Previous Eat the Love’s Wordless Recipe #1
How to Make Your Own Ice Cream “Magic” Chocolate Hard Shell

For a variant of this recipe (with words), please visit my guest post over at Eating Rules,
as part of his October: Unprocessed project for Maple Popcorn Balls. 

All photos courtesy of my haunted boyfriend A. J. Bates except for the photo of the
scary man with the beard attacking the haunted honey caramel corn.
That was taking by Irvin Lin

Thanks to Star Fine Foods provided the Star California olive oil as a
 to Eat the Love free of charge. 

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{ 30 comments… read them below or add one }

Shawn October 31, 2011 at 6:42 am

Absolutely Adorable!


Dana October 31, 2011 at 9:06 am

Beyond brilliant! Love it Irvin! Have a great Halloween!


Kate McDermott-Art of the Pie October 31, 2011 at 9:07 am



Gail October 31, 2011 at 9:13 am

You are unbelievable! The most thoughtful, wordless recipe ever. I bow to your inventiveness.

Happy Halloween!


Elaina October 31, 2011 at 10:59 am

What a fantastic way to showcase a recipe…wordless! I love it 🙂


Heather | Farmgirl Gourmet October 31, 2011 at 11:53 am

Awesome post Irvin!! Love it. No words necessary! 🙂 Happy Halloween!!


Jenn October 31, 2011 at 12:07 pm

Love, love, love it.


Julie W. October 31, 2011 at 12:32 pm

I love this. My 10 year old daughter has been begging me to make caramel corn. I plan to show her this and say: go for it!


Irvin October 31, 2011 at 12:44 pm

Just make sure she has a bowl of ice water next to her in case of emergency. The 240˚F caramel can hurt – I know from experience!


Felisa October 31, 2011 at 12:34 pm

Haha…the photos of you and AJ made laugh out loud. AJ would make a very convincing werewolf.


Sharon October 31, 2011 at 1:03 pm

I’m speechless! love this post.


Chrissy October 31, 2011 at 1:22 pm

I had NO idea you could microwave regular kernels. I always pop it on the stove and end up burning it half the time! Can’t wait to try this!


Irvin October 31, 2011 at 1:39 pm

Yes! The one thing with microwaving is you don’t get as many popped kernels as when you make it on the stove. I use Simply Recipes method of stovetop popping (with less oil & a teaspoon of salt in the beginning) and it works every time without burning. But nothing beats the ease of the microwave!


Mariel Balderas October 31, 2011 at 4:53 pm

Totally clear and super fun! I hats off to the photographer!Thanks for this and I hope you have a great Halloween.


Rachel (Hounds in the Kitchen) October 31, 2011 at 6:33 pm

Awesome concept, flawless execution, and a recipe I will make tomorrow it looks so good.

Only one question: Is that really your stove? Mine is NEVER that clean!


Irvin October 31, 2011 at 6:45 pm

LOL. One thing I will say about doing this wordless recipes is that it means my stove & microwave get scrubbed like they have never been scrubbed before! I don’t think either of them have been this clean since we moved in/got them.


Caroline November 1, 2011 at 12:48 pm

This was awesome!! Thank you!


Sabrina Modelle November 2, 2011 at 8:28 am

OMG, how come you’re so darned cute? Love you guys, and the popcorn looks super delicious.


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Om nom nom AROO! November 2, 2011 at 4:11 pm

When fanged people eat popcorn, do they really eat it, or does it end up all over the place like with Cookie Monster?


suki November 3, 2011 at 10:08 am

i love these wordless recipes! 😀


Bozenka March 2, 2012 at 7:00 pm


So glad I stumbled across your post! I love your recipes and your wordless recipe. Have downloaded your Salted Rum Caramel Bars with Macadamia Shortbread too cos that looks divine!

Thanks heaps for sharing. Keep it up!

Hugs from Bobi 🙂


cathy @ Noble Pig September 29, 2012 at 4:28 pm

Love it, especially the last pics! I am going to include this in my upcoming Halloween Recipes Post!


Melissa November 26, 2012 at 2:14 pm

Hi, This looks fantastic and as an amateur bee keeper I love using honey instead of sugar, But could you clarify for me the amount of butter? I just wasn’t sure.
Thanks so much!


Melissa November 26, 2012 at 2:17 pm

oh never mind! I just realized if you hover over the picture you get the info, sorry! lol


Irvin November 26, 2012 at 2:18 pm

Two tablespoons or 1/4 US stick. And I love that you are bee keeper. If my landlord let me, I would totally keep bees. *sigh*


elizabeyta October 15, 2013 at 9:36 pm

I love Molly’s (orangette) recipe. But I may just have to try yours!


couteaux de cuisine July 9, 2014 at 6:38 am

this caramel looks nice,seems that i found my next halloween dish,thank you Irvin!


Holly Nilsson September 1, 2014 at 8:38 am

This is a gorgeous post! Your photos are incredible and I loved “reading” the recipe this way!


Sue Sheriff July 16, 2015 at 11:36 am

amazing recipe! I will certainly be trying it and i think i can successfully do it.! Thanks very much for a yummy recipe!


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