Hello hungry peoples,
I am obsessed with salted caramel popcorn. I recently went to an outdoor cinema with the kids and made the mistake of buying a giant bag of salted caramel popcorn. The plan was we would share it but I discovered I have no self control and ate most of it. I woke up at 2 am thinking I was dying as my body rejected my ill treatment of it. I have now recovered somewhat and because I don’t learn from my mistakes I decided that I would try making my own. I was delighted to discover it is super dooper easy and much more delicious when it is not stale and sealed in a bag. I espouse the popcorn maker method. Come on people….you can buy them for $10 and they are worth every cent. Just a heads up, this makes a ridiculous amount of popcorn. If you are a normal person you may want to half everything. Let’s get into it!
- 1 cup popcorn kernels
- 1 cup salted butter
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 tbsp salt
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp baking soda
- First we make the caramel. Combine 1 cup of butter, 1 cup brown sugar, 1 tbsp salt and 1 tsp of vanilla in a saucepan over medium heat. Use a whisk to quickly merge everything together once the butter has melted. You can tell when it is ready as it will thicken up and become completely mixed,
- Once everything has melted together add the tsp of baking soda. This makes the caramel bubble and a bit lighter so it coats the popcorn better.
- Cook the popcorn in batches. Combine into a large bowl and pour the caramel all over. It is delicious warm but very messy to eat. That’s it, you’re done!
p.s. The popcorn will keep for a couple days, if you are not me and don’t eat it all at once. Good luck with that!
Difficulty: Easy peasy