Salted caramel popcorn is simply delicious and moreish. Every single kernel is covered in a rich, buttery, caramel coating. It’s gluten free and everyone loves it. The perfect sweet snack to have on hand over the holidays!
This delicious and moreish recipe comes from Gordon Ramsay, yes, he of the ‘F Word’ fame and it’s hard to stop eating it.
No corn syrup, no thermometer required. Just a little time and ingredients you’ll probably already have in your pantry.
The caramel only takes minutes to make. The most important thing is to have your vanilla, bi-carb soda (baking soda) , popcorn and whisk ready to work quickly.
You melt the butter, then add the sugar, golden syrup and 1 teaspoon of salt. Bring it to the boil, then reduce heat to medium – high and boil for 3-4 minutes without stirring.
Then add the vanilla (it will splutter), and bicarb (baking soda) and whisk madly for a minute or so until the caramel is smooth. The bicarb soda (baking soda) kickstarts the reaction that gives the caramel the honeycomb flavour.
Quickly pour it over your popcorn and toss to cover the popcorn. You then spread it out onto baking sheets and pop in the oven turning every ten minutes or so for 30 minutes. Remove from oven, cool and enjoy!
Work quickly once you add the caramel
Once you pour the caramel over the popcorn work quickly to coat the popcorn. When you spread the popcorn onto your baking trays try to separate the popcorn and pop in the oven, turning every ten minutes or so which will cover any popcorn that hasn’t been covered in the caramel.
Perfect for gifting
Salted caramel popcorn is a a perfect little host gift. Bag it up in some cellophane and tie a pretty ribbon around it. Too easy!
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What’s your favourite popcorn flavour? We would love to hear from you in the comments below when you make this moreish salted caramel popcorn.
Salted caramel popcorn is simply delicious and moreish. Perfect for snacking on watching a movie, making into gift bags and perfect for the holiday season. It keeps well for 2 weeks, and still tastes delish!
- 1/2 cup unpopped popcorn
- 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 115 g (4 ounces) room temperature butter cut into small cubes
- 1 cup light brown sugar
- 1/2 cup golden syrup (or honey or maple syrup)
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 teaspoons salt flakes, (1 teaspoon for the sauce and 1 teaspoon sprinkled on before it goes in the oven)
- 1/2 teaspoon bi-carb soda (baking soda)
- preheat oven to 150 c (300 f) and line two baking trays with baking paper
- add oil to a large saucepan with a lid on high heat
- pop in 2 or 3 kernels to test if the oil is hot enough (the kernels will pop when hot enough)
- add the rest of the popcorn, pop the lid on and shake the pan a little while corn is popping
- if you spread popcorn over a cake rack any un-popped kernels will fall through the wire
- melt the butter in a separate medium saucepan over medium heat
- add sugar, syrup and 1 teaspoon of salt, swirl the pan so the butter covers the sugar
- boil for 3-4 minutes without stirring
- add vanilla and bicarb soda (baking soda) and whisk till sauce is smooth and glossy
- pour caramel over popcorn and mix to cover popcorn
- divide the popcorn between the baking trays and sprinkle remaining 1 teaspoon of salt flakes over popcorn
- bake for 30 minutes stirring every ten minutes or so
- remove from oven and allow to cool
- serve and enjoy!
- popcorn stays crunchy for 2 weeks kept in an airtight container
Amount Per Serving Calories 0Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 0mgCarbohydrates 0gFiber 0gSugar 0gProtein 0g
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