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Salted Caramel Popcorn

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: Dessert
Cuisine: American, western
Keyword: salted caramel popcorn
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 8 serves
Calories: 275kcal

Equipment

  • Stove-top or Thermomix

Ingredients

  • 4 cups popcorn cooked
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 125 g butter
  • 2 tbs honey or rice malt syrup
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts pecans, peanuts - optional

Instructions

Conventional Method

  • 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.

Thermomix Method

  • 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 for 4 minutes, 70 degrees, Speed 2. Scrape down the sides of the bowl.
  • Mix for 8 minutes, Varoma, Speed 2.
  • 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: 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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Notes

Popcorn - cook your popcorn kernels according to the packet instructions or my simple stovetop method that you can find here. 
Storage – Keep in an airtight container up to 5 days.
Nuts – Can use any chopped or small nuts, such as pecans, peanuts, cashews, or pistachios.
Other options – Small chocolate candies can be a good addition, but add them after the caramel cools so they don't melt.

Nutrition

Calories: 275kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 118mg | Potassium: 78mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 401IU | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1mg