Caramel Popcorn


1/3 cup popcorn kernels / popping corn
75 gm butter, chopped
1/2 cup caster sugar
1 1/2 tbsp golden syrup/ honey
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
2 tbsp oil


  1. Heat oil in a deep large pan and add the popcorn kernels in the oil on low-medium heat. Cover the pan with a tight-fitting lid and allow it to pop.
  2. Once the popcorn starts to pop, shake the pan gently back and forth without removing the lid until all kernels are popped.
  3. When the popping slows down and the kernels are all popped, remove the pan from heat.
  4. Transfer the popcorn to a large heat proof bowl, discarding any unpopped kernels.
  5. Line a tray with baking paper and keep it aside.
  6. To prepare caramel, combine butter, sugar, golden syrup/ honey and vanilla essence in a saucepan over low-medium heat.
  7. Stir without boiling, until sugar has dissolved and the mixture is smooth for about 5-7 minutes.
  8. Bring mixture to the boil and cook without stirring for about 5 minutes or until light golden at low flame and remove from the flame.
  9. Pour this caramel over the popcorn and stir with a spatula until popcorn is evenly coated with the caramel.
  10. Spread on the prepared tray and allow to cool completely then store in an airtight container…Enjoy !


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