Oh yummy….caramel popcorn. It always has an essence of fun doesn’t it? We both remember growing up in homes where caramel popcorn was made for special occasions. Christmas – there were caramel popcorn balls. Halloween – the caramel popcorn was passed along in the loot. Birthday parties had bowls full while games were being played. We decided this traditional treat needed to be showcased again. It needed a new generation, maybe a new name…and so, may we introduce Tawny Popcorn. We know you’ll fall hard in love…
You’ll be smitten with this old favourite and we’re pretty sure your family and friends will be too. In fact, we became so excited about the possibility of flavoured popcorn, we developed 12 different flavours!!! This is simply the first on the list! Over the course of this next year we will share new flavours with you all. Let yourself be enticed. Life is uncertain, weren’t we told to eat dessert first?!
Pull out your popcorn tools and pop 16 cups with no toppings. Use whatever variety you have to make your popcorn -hot air, stir-stick on the bottom models, crank shaft, or simply shaking the pot on the stove. It absolutely doesn’t matter how you get there, simply fill your bowl!
Once your popcorn is ready to go, gather your caramel ingredients. We trialed using different sugars and, although the flavours differed, the recipe generally always seemed to turn out. But at the end of the day, our favourites were the basics. Either a brown or white sugar worked the best.
Tawny PopcornCourse: SnacksCuisine: CanadianDifficulty: Moderate
This is our base recipe to 12 different popcorn flavours. A treat on its own or perfect for a party. When it’s raining outside and a movie is calling, be adventurous and try a different crunch.
16 cups popped popcorn
1 cup butter
2/3 cup light corn syrup
1 cup either white OR brown sugar
2 tsp baking soda
baking paper for cooling
- Preheat oven to 250˚F
- Pour prepared popcorn into large roaster and set aside.
- Melt butter on low heat in medium saucepan.
- Add corn syrup, and sugar. Stir until well dissolved.
- Continue to stir often and when mixture begins to boil and have big rolling bubbles, add baking soda.
- STIR QUICKLY as mixture ‘grows’ and pour over popcorn in roaster.
- Mix well to cover popcorn in sauce.
- Spread in large roasting pan and bake for a total of 30 min, stirring every 10 minutes.
- Stir popcorn last time after 30 min baking and spread onto baking paper to cool.
- Let the crunch begin with this special treat, Stacey and Meg
That’s it! It’s truly that easy. We dare you to serve this at your next party. Everyone will be asking for more. Or maybe this coming weekend?…Could it be a new crunch for a movie night? Lol, really who are we kidding? It’s Monday night, you really don’t need any more reason to celebrate. Embrace this nostalgic treat.