Who doesn't like popcorn?its such a healthy snack too! but on certain days why not indulge?? So here we are with the recipe for caramel popcorn! its just like how it tastes at the movies! 

                                 With all the lockdowns this year, might as well stock up on corn kernels for big batches of popcorn for movie nights this year! Might as well make the most of it! :D

So make your family...........or even just yourself if you want to put the kids down for bedtime first (also very sensible!) a big bowl of caramel popcorn and get ready for movie night this weekend!:)


for the popcorn:

corn kernels - 1/2 cup
vegetable oil - 2 tbsp
butter - 1 tbsp

for the caramel sauce:
white sugar - 1/2 cup
brown sugar - 1/2 cup
salt - 1/4 tsp 
butter - 2 tbsps
soda bicarb - 1/4 tsp

  • First lets make the popcorn. In a big pan(which has a lid) heat the oil and the butter. It must be nice and hot before you put the corn kernels in. So you can test it out by just putting 1 kernel in the hot oil first. When it has popped, you can put the entire corn kernels. Give it a good mix so that all the kernels are coated with the oil. Close the pan with the lid and let the kernel pop.
  • Enjoy the popping!Give the pan a shake at regular intervals. When the popping stops switch off the pan and transfer the popcorn into a large bowl.
  • Now to make the caramel sauce- first take a big baking tray and line it with parchment paper. Keep it ready.
  • In a saucepan, on low heat, put the sugar in an even layer. Don't stir. or else the sugar will crystallize. Let the heat melt the sugar gradually.
  • Once it has melted and turned a nice brown, stir and add in the salt.
  • Then add in the butter and stir.
  • Add in the soda bicarb and switch off the flame and keep stirring for a minute or so. The sauce will start foaming. Just keep stirring.

  • Then, pour the sauce over the popcorn and mix well so that it coats all the popcorn.
  • Then quickly spread the popcorn on the lined baking tray in a thin even layer. Let it set. 
  • Once cooled quickly break it up and store in an airtight container.

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