Introduction: Not-For-The-Faint-of-Heart Caramel Pop-corn
Fat, sugar, salt, you get it all!! But the taste... you'll remember forever!
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
First, you'll start by popping your popcorn your favorite way.
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
You'll continue stirring your caramel until it gently boils. Let it boil for 2 minutes. Dont over cook it, you'll have a hard time covering your popcorn since the caramel thickens after it stops cooking.
Step 3: Mix the Heavenly Caramel With Your Popcorn
Once your popcorn is ready, put it in a big bowl, you'll need space in your bowl to stir the caramel so use a big big one.
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!!
Spread your popcorn on a sheet of non-stick paper (i use clingwrap type, wax paper would work just fine too) until the caramel harden. If you skip this step, in less than 5 minutes you'll end up with a huge block of popcorn!!
Once the caramel is set, (takes 5 to 10 minutes, serve, enjoy and watch for the heart attack!!