Homemade Toffee Popcorn

I am going out in a short while for an impromptu Girlie catch up and dvd at a friends house.  I hadn’t got any suitable supplies in that I could take round until I thought about homemade popcorn.  We make popcorn all the time in our house, as a snack for the kids and ourselves in the week, for family movie times.  It is really quick to do and much nicer than shop bought, but we usually stick to the same old recipe of adding a little melted butter and  sugar but I really fancied trying homemade toffee popcorn.  How hard could it be….well actually it turned ou to be really simple!!

The recipe is from Rachel Allen  but I have tweaked it every so slightly.

Homemade Toffee Popcorn

40g popcorn (enough to just cover the base of the pan)

2 Tablespoons of vegetable oil or other flavourless oil

40g butter

40g Soft brown sugar

2 Tablespoons Golden syrup (use a warmed spoon to do this as it will come of a lot easier)

pinch salt


Heat the oil in lidded pan.  When hot add the popping corn and shake to cover the bottom of the pan.


Put the lid on – and keep shaking the pan gently until the corn begins to pop.  Lower the temperature and keep the lid on until all the corn has popped – you will be able to hear it stop. Do not be tempted to lift the lid until this is done, otherwise you and your kitchen will become covered in the hot popping corn.


Once it has stopped popping empty it out into a large bowl – you will have quite a substantial amount of popcorn


Meanwhile make the toffee sauce.  Place the sugar, syrup, butter and salt into a small frying pan.  Stir gently over a low heat until the butter and sugar is dissolved.  Once dissolved, turn up the heat and bring to a boil for a couple of minutes.


Take off the heat and pour over the popcorn, tossing it in using two spoons.


Leave to cool completely and enjoy.


I have managed to make enough for tonight and tomorrow (unless the hubster indulges in it while I am out!) – I feel a movie afternoon with the kids coming on!


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