Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Date Night Beer-Caramel Corn

My (Jessica's) husband's birthday is in a few weeks, and in honor of His Awesome Manliness, I thought I would come up with a fun recipe for a movie night treat he would enjoy for our at home date night. We both love popcorn and of course who doesn't love a good beer? I thought...why not combine the two? And so the recipe for this man-pleasing beer-caramel corn was born!

Beer-Caramel Corn

3/4 cup brown sugar
2 tsp vanilla
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup beer (we used my husband's homemade brew, but any will work!)
3 Tbsp butter
2 Tbsp corn syrup

6 cups of popped popcorn

Optional: walnuts for topping

1. Pop your popcorn, and set aside in a big bowl.

2. In a pot over medium heat, melt the butter then combine all the other ingredients. Boil until the gooey mess is bubbling slightly and the sugar is totally dissolved. Simmer for a few more minutes until the beer is dissolved as well, stirring constantly. This might be about 2-5 minutes.

3. Once your topping is fully melted and dissolved, pour it straight from your pot onto your bowl of popcorn. Toss it quickly so that every piece of popcorn is coated. Move quick before the caramel gets solid!

4. If you want, top with some walnuts, and serve!

If you want to be a super awesome spouse you could serve it with the rest of the beer in a frosty mug and their favorite movie on the side. Boom! Instant happy husband (or wife)!

And if you're looking for more of our treats recipes, you can check those out here!



  1. This sounds so great. And I bet it tastes better than it looks.

    Heidi’s Wanderings

  2. What an amazing idea - I've never combined beer and popcorn before!

  3. Oh my goodness - this is such a perfect recipe for me to make for my husband, too! Sounds delicious...

  4. I just love popcorn as a snack, and this is all dressed up, we will really enjoy it! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend!
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    Miz Helen

  5. This sounds like a must at our house! Found you over at Brag About It. Thanks!

  6. This looks great! And what an unusual idea. I'll have to try making it the next time hubby and I are hanging out watching TV. Thanks for sharing this! Angela at

    1. Let us know how it turns out! We always love hearing back from our readers about what they think of real-life taste tests!

  7. OMG!! We love the Beer-Caramel Corn recipe and the idea of serving it with a beer - let's do it!
    Thanks for linking up with us at the BeBetsy BRAG ABOUT IT Link and Hop.

    Sharon and Denise ♥

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  9. Well, it is undoubtedly a very nice and amazing idea to be followed on a date. The food and drinks on a date matters a lot and it is a great choice for sure. Iranian singles must try this to add sweetness to their date and to add have a nice dating experience as well.


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