Recipe: Salted Caramel Popcorn (Bonus Salted Choc-Caramel popcorn)

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I tried experimenting with making my own sweet popcorn after purchasing Chocorn a few weeks ago. Chocorn is the winning product of the first season of Recipe to Riches. I was so disappointed at the tiny amount of popcorn the packet included (and what they were charging for it!). You can make your own and get a larger quantity for a fraction of the price. Use this recipe as your base and then coat with a melted chocolate of your choice, or enjoy as is!

Ingredients
  • 100g Butter, cut into cubes
  • 2 cups Caster Sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup Popcorn Kernels
Cooking Directions
  1. Pop the kernels using your preferred method. I like putting them in a brown paper bag (roll the tops to seal) and put it in the microwave for three minutes. You will need to do split kernels into two batches if you use this method. Once popped, spread the popcorn out on a big tray covered in baking paper. Sprinkle the salt over the popcorn.
  2. Preheat oven to 170 degrees, Celsius
  3. Place the sugar in a medium pot, over medium heat. Do not stir, wait until the sugar begins to melt and turn brown. When this happens, tilt the pot around so that the melted sugar distributes throughout. Do this a few times (but do not stir!) until all the sugar is a golden brown.
  4. Remove from heat, and slowly stir in butter.
  5. Pour caramel over popcorn. Quickly distribute the caramel by tossing the popcorn with two big spoons, coating the popcorn. Don't worry if you can't get all of it, the caramel will melt in the oven.
  6. Bake the caramel popcorn for about five minutes (you want it to start melting), then remove from the oven and toss the popcorn again with the two spoons. Return it to the oven and bake it for another five minutes, toss again. If the caramel still hasn't fully melted and coated the popcorn, return to the oven for about five minutes (be careful to watch it doesn't burn).
  7. Let it cool and enjoy!
Bonus: Salted Choc Caramel Popcorn:  Double boil two cups of chocolate chips until melted. Coat caramel popcorn with melted chocolate and allow to cool.

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5 comments

  1. My Aunt used to make this for me when I was little. I am a huge salted caramel fan!! I'll definitely be testing this little treasure out! Thanks for sharing

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  2. Yum! This looks amazing, can't wait to give it a try!
    xx

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  3. I am loving the fact that I'm reading this on a cold Saturday morning... and I definitely see it being a lazy movie day! Your salted caramel popcorn is totally coming my way this afternoon!! Thank you so much for linking up with our Fabulous Foodie Fridays party.... and helping to make it another amazing week of great recipes!! xxx

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  4. Ohhhh yum! Salted Caramel is so good and I am a big fan of popcorn too - win win!! Dropping in from Fab Foodie Friday

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  5. I'm definitely going to try this out one day as I love popcorn and have a bit of an obsession with salted caramel at the moment!!

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Thanks for the comments!