Thursday, 10 October 2013

Caramel Popcorn

Today started early, 5am to be exact. For some unbeknown reason Auron thought it was acceptable to start his day before the sun had even risen. I had a friend coming over with her kids to finish planning our kids birthday party next month. Lili and her daughter turn one a week apart so we are having a combined party, since we pretty much have all the same friends.
I needed something quick to make as a snack for the kids (and us), my orignal idea failed when I realised I was out of cocoa. So caramel popcorn it was. I usually just eyeball the ingredients since I was going to post it on here for the world to see decided it was best to actually measure things.

Caramel Popcorn


Large bowl of already popped popcorn. 
125g (1/2C) Butter
2 Tablespoons Honey
1/2 C Firmly Packed Brown Sugar
1 Teaspoon Baking Soda


  1. In a medium saucepan combine butter, honey and sugar
  2. Stir over a low heat until butter is melted and sugar is dissolved
  3. Bring to a boil
  4. Continue stirring for a further 3mins
  5. Add baking soda and stir quickly (it will froth up) 
  6. Pour over popcorn and stir to coat evenly

Tips and Tricks

  • To tell if the caramel is ready drop some into a glass of really cold water. If the drops form into little balls you're good to go.
  • Keep a close eye on the caramel while cooking as it can burn easily
  • Roll into balls, wrap in clear plastic and add a ribbon for an easy gift
  • If you aren't going to eat it straight away, allow to cool then transfer to an airtight container

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