This is my very own version of toffey-caramel popcorn. The measurements are approximatives but it doesnt really matter. The texture will get better after you have done this recipe a few times and you'll adjust it to your own standards.
You can keep the caramel popcorn for a few days until they become too soft. (my kids dont mind though...!!!)
here is what you'll need:
about 4 onces of cream (in canada: 15% cream; elsewhere: whipping cream)
about 2 cups of brown sugar
a bit less than 1/4 cup of butter
popcorn (equivalent of 1 microwavable bag)
The caramel recipe can be use many ways:
-cook it longer, add nuts and make caramel bars
You can keep the caramel in a sealed jar for a long time, just microwave it a bit to soften it.
Step 1: Preparing the Caramel
Meanwhile, stir the butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Do not over heat, the butter and/or brown sugar will burn.
as soon as the butter has melted, add your brown sugar.
Stir constantly, until the sugar is completely melted. Add cream, stir.
Step 2: Stirring
Step 3: Mix the Heavenly Caramel With Your Popcorn
Remove your saucepan, quickly pour over popcorn and stir non-stop, to cover every popcorn.
If your caramel is too thick, you will have a hard time doing this and your popcorn will stick together in chunks. At this point, your only options is to make more caramel, cook it less longer and add to your batch, or eat your chunks of popcorn!
At this point, you could add nuts to your mixture, if you want to. (peacans and walnuts are great...)
Step 4: Spread the Joy!!
Once the caramel is set, (takes 5 to 10 minutes, serve, enjoy and watch for the heart attack!!