Candied Caramel Pecan Popcorn. Buttery, sweet & salty. We have bowls of this popcorn out when entertaining over Christmas to cater for the sweet tooth's. Butter, sugar and salt, considered by some members of my household "the alternative" food groups ;-)
Preheat oven to 180c
Combine sugar, butter, syrup & salt in a large pan.
Stir over low heat until sugar is dissolved.
Bring to boil uncovered for 2 minutes.
Stir in soda.
Pour caramel mix over the popcorn & spread popcorn out in a single layer on greased oven trays.
Cook popcorn in oven for 20 minutes, stirring once or twice, until popcorn is crisp & brown.
Store cooled popcorn 2-3 days in an airtight container.
Take care stirring in the soda the mix will foam up.
Macadamias or Peanuts can replace the Pecans if preferred.
Melted dark chocolate can be drizzled on the cooled finished popcorn.