Sunday, February 14, 2010

Sweet and Corny

Caramel popcorn

In honor of Valentine's Day, a sweet and salty snack. Caramel-drizzled popcorn. Ahhh, heaven.

I am a huge fan of popcorn. I make popcorn (cooked with just a small amount of oil, and dusted with salt) all the time. It is my go-to afternoon snack. But today, a little sweetness seems called for.

To make this, you just pop your popcorn as usual, and sprinkle a small amount of salt on it. Spread it out on a cookie sheet. Then to make the caramel, melt a tablespoon of butter in a saucepan, then stir in 1 cup packed brown sugar and 1/4 cup of water. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Cook at a low boil until it starts to thicken, maybe 6 or 8 minutes? I don't know, I just eyeball it. Then drizzle over your popcorn, allow to cool (if you can wait that long), and enjoy!


  1. Is making caramel really that easy?!

  2. It's not classic caramel, but it's close enough -- and yeah, this knock-off caramel really is that easy (and sooo worth it). :)

  3. That sounds much healthier than the way I do my popcorn (popped in oil, covered in melted butter and popcorn salt). I'll try this next time! What a great party treat, too!