Introduction: Beer Caramel PopCorn

About: I am a simple person by nature performing several roles in life - a daughter, a wife, a mom and a girl :-)

In preparation for a trip for this coming long weekend in Canada, my good friend and I went to the mall. As we were leaving, I saw a popcorn store and the smell of fresh popcorn struck me and I suddenly thought how would it be if I use beer to make this popcorn. I had no clue how beer would react to sugar and had to no clue if it would form a nice sauce to coat the popcorn but thought of trying. I am so happy with the outcome, I can't express myself. I felt really proud making this today. I can proudly say that this is my best instructable so far and I hope there will be many more to come. Thank you to this contest owner for helping me bring out my imagination.

Step 1: Ingredients

For Making PopCorn:

  • Corn Kernels - 1/2 cup
  • Vegetable oil - 3 tsp
  • Salted butter - 4 tbsp

    For Making the sauce:
  • Corn syrup - 3/4 cup
  • Brown Sugar - 1 cup
  • Raspberry Beer - 1 cup
  • Baking Soda - 1tsp

  • For Making Choco Melt:
  • Semi Sweet choco chip - 1 cup
  • Salted Butter - 1 tbsp

  • For the final presentation:
  • Dried raspberry

Step 2: Make Popcorn

  1. Heat oil in a pan
  2. When oil is hot, put the corn kernels
  3. Close the lid tightly
  4. Cook for a minute until all the kernels have popped
  5. Discard the unpopped kernels
  6. The popcorn is ready.

Step 3: Melt Milk Chocolate

  1. Boil water in a pan
  2. Use a heavy bottom vessel and place it above the pan with water. This is creating a double boiler to prevent burning the chocolate.
  3. Put the choco chips and butter in the vessel and stir well until smooth.
  4. The chocolate melt is ready.

Step 4: Make Beer Caramel Sauce

  1. Mix brown sugar, corn syrup and butter in a pan on medium high heat
  2. Mix well
  3. When it starts bubbling, pour the beer and mix well
  4. Drop a few drops of sauce in cold water. When it forms hard crystals, add baking soda and mix well.
  5. The Beer Caramel sauce is ready.

Step 5: Make Beer Caramel PopCorn

  1. Pour the beer caramel sauce on the popcorn and mix well.
  2. Spread the coated popcorn on a greased foil and let is cool to room temperature.
  3. The beer caramel popcorn is ready.

Step 6: Presentation

  1. Place the coated popcorns in a serving plate.
  2. Pipe the melted chocolate on it and add some dried raspberries.
  3. You could put the coated popcorns in ziplog bags and tie it with nice ribbons and give as gift as well. Enjoy!

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