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Satisfy your biggest cravings with a bowl of delicious homemade Salted Caramel Popcorn (you won’t even need to turn the oven on!).

You know what’s even better than plain, simple (and totally delicious) popcorn? SALTED CARAMEL POPCORN!! Yes it deserves it’s very own capital letters because it’s that good! It’s a little bit salty, a little bit sweet and utterly drool worthy. If you haven’t ever eaten salted caramel popcorn, then OMG this is going to blow your mind. Read the recipe, then run to the supermarket (if you don’t already have the ingredients), race back home and make a big batch. You are going to have your sugary mind blown!

Salted Caramel Popcorn

It’s actually really simple to make your own salted caramel popcorn. A lot of caramel popcorn recipes involve cooking the popcorn in the oven (and you really do get a great crunch if you do that), but this recipe doesn’t involve turning the oven on at all. Even better, it will take you about 10 minutes to make a batch… meaning that your mega cravings can be met in no time at all!

Salted Caramel Popcorn

Now this recipe should come with a little warning… it involves a little bit of patience and self control (well self control at the start anyway!). Once you’ve made the salted caramel popcorn you have to wait for it to cool before breaking it into chunks. And that my friends, is a ridiculously hard thing to do. Trust me, all you’ll want to do is have a little nibble, but wait!!!! Because it really does get even better once it’s cooled.

Salted Caramel Popcorn

And once you have that big bowl of delicious salted caramel popcorn in front of you, the little bit of waiting will be totally worth it. At that stage, you can of course, throw out any last scrap of self control you have and go for it.

Salted Caramel Popcorn

Now I think that this would last for a couple of days in an airtight container, but I really couldn’t tell you for certain. It has never, ever made it past the 1 day mark in our house. Ever. Embarrassing? Yes! But it does go to show how completely addictive this stuff is!!

Salted Caramel Popcorn

Salted Caramel Popcorn

Salted Caramel Popcorn

Salted Caramel Popcorn - Conventional Method

The easiest and most deliciously simple salted caramel popcorn recipe. Satisfy your biggest cravings with a bowl of delicious homemade Salted Caramel Popcorn (you won't even need to turn the oven on!).
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Course: Snacks
Cuisine: Party Food, Snacks
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Bake Play Smile

Ingredients

  • Cooked popcorn about 4 cups
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 125 g butter
  • 2 tablespoons honey or rice malt syrup
  • Pinch of salt
  • Optional - 1/2 cup chopped nuts pecans, peanuts

Instructions

  • Cook popcorn according to the packet instructions and place into a large bowl.
  • Melt the brown sugar, butter, honey and salt in a saucepan over a low heat until the sugar has dissolved.
  • Simmer, uncovered, for 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Pour the caramel sauce over the popcorn and use a spoon to stir it through until all of the popcorn is completely covered (if using chopped nuts, add them in before stirring).
  • Spoon the mixture into one even layer onto a baking paper lined tray.
  • Set aside to cool completely.
  • Once completely cooled, break the popcorn into pieces and store in an airtight container.

 

Salted Caramel Popcorn

Salted Caramel Popcorn - Thermomix Instructions

Easy Salted Caramel Popcorn made in the Thermomix. Satisfy your biggest cravings with a bowl of delicious homemade Salted Caramel Popcorn (you won't even need to turn the oven on!).
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Course: Snacks
Cuisine: Party Food, Snacks
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Bake Play Smile

Ingredients

  • Cooked popcorn about 4 cups
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 125 g butter
  • 2 tablespoons honey or rice malt syrup
  • Pinch of salt
  • Optional - 1/2 cup chopped nuts pecans, peanuts

Instructions

  • Cook popcorn according to the packet instructions and place into a large bowl.
  • Place the brown sugar, butter, honey and salt into the TM bowl.
  • Mix on 70 degrees, Speed 2 for 4 minutes.
  • Scrape down the sides of the bowl.
  • Mix on Varoma temperature, Speed 2 for 8 minutes.
  • Pour the caramel sauce over the popcorn and use a spoon to stir it through until all of the popcorn is completely covered (if using chopped nuts, add them in before stirring).
  • Spoon the mixture into one even layer onto a baking paper lined tray.
  • Set aside to cool completely.
  • Once completely cooled, break the popcorn into pieces and store in an airtight container.
  • * Note that you can mix the popcorn with the caramel sauce in the Thermomix on Reverse Speed 1, however I find it easier to stir it in a separate bowl - and the pieces stay together better too!

 

 

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Sammie @ The Annoyed Thyroid
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I’ve become a bit obsessed with popcorn since I unearthed my popcorn machine from the back of the kitchen cupboard. I’ve been eating it au naturel because that’s healthy but man, now you’ve shown me how to make this in the Thermomix, it’s going to be salted caramel all the way!

Jessica @ Sweetest Menu
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Caramel popcorn is the BEST! Your recipe sounds wonderful Lucy!

Claire
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Claire

That looks delicious. I know a family that will be very happy to try that after dinner tonight.

Raychael aka Mystery Case
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I can’t get enough of salted caramel at the moment, so will definitely be giving these a try. Thanks for sharing.