Caramel Popcorn

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Serves 3-4

A delicious treat, these are guaranteed to be the best caramel popcorn you will ever taste! The recipe makes one huge bowl of popcorn, but they store well...although you might end up finishing them all if you have some company!!

1/2 cup
popcorn kernels
125 gm
¾ cup
white sugar
2 tbsp
pinch of salt

First, make the popcorns using this method: How to Make Perfect Popcorn then set them aside.

Combine all the rest of the ingredients in a pan, cook whilst stirring on medium to low heat until sugar has dissolved. Then bring this mixture to the boil.

Boil the sauce on low heat uncovered, WITHOUT STIRRING, for 5 more minutes or until light golden. If you need to mix, just lift the pan and swirl the sauce around.

Remove from heat and pour the caramel sauce over your popcorn. Stir until popcorn is coated then spread them over a tray to cool.

Enjoy your crispy crunchy caramel popcorn!!


can we use ghee instead of butter?

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Butter is preferable for this recipe.

How much of popcorn is required for the above quantity of caramel?

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

W/Salaam, amount of popcorn is mentioned at the top of the recipe.

Dear Fauzia, Can NOT thank you enough for this recipe! I love caramel popcorns and they aren't readily available whereI live. These are, by far, the best I have ever had. God bless you!

All right then, shall do that next time iA :) I think you really should start a section for recipes for diet conscious ppl as well.. just an idea!

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There is a folder titled Healthier Alternatives. :)

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

Grease the tray very lightly with butter so they don't stick. The trick is to work fast, some will get clumped together but if you stir everything whilst the caramel is hot they will separate.

Just one question.. I have made these twice now. Mixing the caramel in the popcorns is difficult, as mine start getting clumped together. How to get them to be nicely seperated? Sometimes, they even stick to the dish and break off when I try to pull them out.

Should we measure half cup of popcorn before or after its popped!?!

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Before popping.

assalam u alaikum :) what is white sugar???the normal powdrd sugar or icing sugar???

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

W/Salaam. Regular granulated sugar that you use everyday. Not powdered/icing.

can it b saved for a week or so if kept in air tight jar??

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

I have never kept them that long, and would not recommend it. You can try but not sure how crispy they would remain in a week, even in an airtight container.

Hi in the recipee have been written 125gm butter
Is it for sugar syrup while heating or while popping
The popcorns

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For the sauce/syrup.

Hi dear I made this recipee but my caramel turned v hard ...n thick
The popcorn r v sharp after the caramel is coole
What is my mistake

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Hi. Sounds like you kept stirring the sugar syrup even after it started boiling? That makes the sugar crystalise and harden. You should only mix until the sugar dissolves and once it starts boiling you should not stir it.

Can I use the kernel popcorn natural flavour? Its a bit salty though

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It should be ok if you do not mind the saltiness.