Caramel Popcorn

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Caramel Popcorn

Course: Sweets
Sweets Sub-Category: Confections
Grab the tallest. widest pot you own. Make sure it’s got a lid. It doesn’t? Just fashion one with a cookie sheet that covers the entire lid. We’ve added our favorite caramel topping for popcorn here, but the sky’s the limit with what you can add (we enjoy a smattering of peanuts and bits of chopped milk chocolate and freeze dried strawberries, thank you very much). Have fun with it!
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Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp Vegetable oil grapeseed preferably
  • 1/3 cup Popcorn kernels

Caramel for Popcorn

  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 3 ounces Butter
  • 1 tsp Sea salt

Instructions

  • Toss the oil and kernels into a large pot and place the lid over it.
  • Turn the burner to medium high heat for 20 seconds, then lower to medium. Keep the cover on- no peeking until the popping stops.

Caramel for Popcorn

  • Grab a heavy-bottom pot and turn the heat to medium-high. Sprinkle the sugar into it and watch it melt- but don’t stir! Tilt the pot, if you must, but leave the sugar alone. Once most of it has melted, you can ever so slightly scooch the dry sugar into the wet (stirring it up will cause some of your sugar to cool and harden into larger crystals).
  • Once your sugar has reached a dark amber color, turn the heat down and carefully place your butter over it. Grab a wooden spoon and stir over medium heat, adding salt in the mix, until the caramel looks even in texture.
  • Place your popcorn (minus un-popped kernels) into a large bowl and drizzle the caramel over it. Toss with a wooden spoon and wait 2-3 minutes before attempting to taste (sugar is hot)!