I'm also not into preservatives. And I've been attempting to slowly get rid of them out of my life. I make alot of things from scratch but as a low income family. Sometimes I can't afford to make everything. Like Vanilla extract or butter at the Moment.
Step 1: Ingredients!
1 1/2 Cups Honey
1 Cup Butter-
1/4 Tsp Cream of Tartar
1/2 Tsp Baking Soda
1 TSP Vanilla or any flavor
1 Cup Mixed Nuts- Unsalted- Opitional... I'm using them because I got them for christmas from a family member.
Note: Using Rootbeer extract is the most yummy kind you can use. It's strangely addictive!!!!
Step 2: Pop Your Kernels!
Use a popper machine or a air machine. No Microwavable Popcorn though...
Make about 10 Cups worth..
Step 3: Taking Out the Seeds!
So the best way is. slowly scoop all your popcorn into a different bowl. Until you reach close to the bottom... and pick out the unpicked ones.
Step 4: Time to Heat It Up!
and turn it on medium. Stir randomly.
if you have a candy thermometer. slowly heat it until 240.
Or just slowly bring it to a simmer and let simmer 13 minutes.
Mine always stays a nice light buttery color until almost the end.
Step 5: Flavors!
It will Bubble and rise up extremely high.. My Pot was not big enough....
So to avoid getting it into my burner, I held it over the Popcorn
But usually you stir until it stops bubbling like mad..
As it bubbles it changes from the light buttery color to the carmel color.
Step 6: Stir Crazy
Don't use your hands.! it's still fairly hot and is very sticky so it will Burn
keep adding until all the sauce is used.
Now you can put it into containers to store it or eat it.
I chose to eat it...