Monday, September 3, 2012

Caramel salted popcorn

I am a fan of popcorn, who isn't? I love the stuff, in fact one of the things I look forward to whenever I get to the United States is their popcorn, The cheese flavoured ones I could eat by the bag-full.

One pre-made treat I do sometimes buy is the slightly sweet salted organic popcorn, my children love it.  And husband.

Usually for a school snack I just microwave some popcorn, lightly salt it or leave it plain. Then I came up with this recipe and the little feet come pitter pattering out of bed at night to grab before it can even make it to the lunch box. 

Caramel salted popcorn

1 cup popcorn
1 tbsp vegetable oil
1/4 cups raw sugar
30 g butter
Sea salt

The popcorn

In a large pot heat the vegetable oil.
Add the popcorn, I like to have a good layer of popcorn in the base of the pot. 
Make sure the kernels of corn are all coated in the oil.
With the lid on, allow them to pop, I remove them from the heat when they slow right down. 
Leave the heat on though. 

The caramel

Now you need to remove the popcorn from the pot, put it into a large bowl.
Put the pot back on the stove, add the sugar and let it just come to melt without burning.
Add the butter and stir.

Add the popcorn back to the pot and toss it around in the caramel to coat it.
Add as much or as little sea salt as you like.

These are just beautifully lightly coated in caramel and are crisp, not sticky.
They will keep in an airtight container for several days.


  1. Delicious. I love both caramel and popcorn so this is a winner.

  2. Popcorn is my all-time favorite. I always make it when I'm at home. Salted caramel is a nice touch to it. Maybe I'll try making it later.

  3. I know I could become a bit addicted to this too, sounds yummy. I've made some with maple syrup and put in the oven, sweet and a favourite lunchbox snack:) x