Caramel Popcorn

It’s almost the weekend and I’m planning a movie night for some teenagers for my son’s birthday party. Now you can’t have a movie without popcorn, and I’m smothering popcorn in caramel to make it extra special.

Here’s the super easy recipe to make your own.

Ingredients:

10 cups of popped popcorn (I made two batches in a popcorn machine, but two            microwave bags is perfect)
210ml light brown sugar
15ml golden syrup
110g butter
3ml salt
2ml vanilla paste
3ml bicarb

Method:

1.  Preheat oven to 180ºC

2.  In a saucepan, place butter, sugar and syrup. Place on a medium heat and stir until sugar is dissolved.popcorn 1

3. Allow to come to the boil and boil for about 4 minutes, or until a sugar thermometre reads 124ºC
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4. Remove from the heat and stir in salt, bicarb and vanilla paste
5. Pour caramel over popcorn and stir to cover thoroughly
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6. Pour popcorn out onto a greased baking tray and bake for 8 minutes.
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7. Remove from oven and allow to cool before eating.

This should come with a warning: You can’t just have one handful!

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