This was supposed to be a post about how healthy it is to make air popped popcorn for the kids. Plain and simple popcorn makes an excellent after school snack, so quick and easy and no butter required. But no! My daughter, Minnie The Minx, took one look at the new popcorn maker and rushed off to find a children’s magazine with a toothachingly sweet caramel popcorn recipe.
We made it and it’s just too good not to share. This is a fantastic popcorn recipe for a children’s birthday party, or any event where you’ll be sharing.
Please enjoy this decadent recipe and don’t forget to brush your teeth after eating it.
Easy Caramel Popcorn Recipe
1/2 cup of popcorn kernels
170g caster sugar
2 tbsp milk
Sprinkles, chocolate bits, mini marshmallows
Gather a group of children to help you eat this sweet, sticky treat.
Pop the popcorn.
Place honey, butter, sugar and milk in a pan and melt together over a medium heat.
Bring to the boil and boil gently for about five minutes, stirring.
Pour the caramel over the popcorn and mix together.
Sprinkle with 100s and 1000s or mini marshmallows or chocolate chips.
Let set for a few minutes. You can roll into balls in wet hands.
Scoff the lot… no… share with lots of children.
Start marathon training.
Cuisinart Hot Air Popcorn Maker Review
We have found this machine super easy to use and much better than the one we had before which had given up the ghost.
This machine blows hot air which pops the corn fast and furiously. It pops a large bowlful at a time and just takes a few minutes. The machine is very light, handy for popping in and out of my top appliance cupboard.
I seriously love a simple plain popped popcorn and usually give that to the kids – we take our own to the movies sometimes.
There are many recipes in the instruction leaflet though, we will try out a simple cinnamon sugar popcorn recipe, and they have some interesting Asian-inspired flavourings.
This machine costs $69.95, a good investment I think.