Homemade Caramel Popcorn

This was intended as a kids snack but I'm calling it, I may have enjoyed this more than the kids!

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Prep time: 10 mins | Cook time: 10 mins | Serves: 4-6


What you will need:

  • A box of Microwave popcorn
  • 250g Butter
  • 1 Cup of brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp of vanilla essence
  • 1 Tsp of bi-card soda



  • Start by heating up the microwave popcorn in the microwave as per packet instructions, transfer to a tray and set aside
  • In a pot, melt down the butter and sugar on low heat and slowly bring it up to a boil
  • Add in the vanilla essence, stirring consistently for 1 minute and then add the bicarb soda, still stirring consistently until the colour changes lighter and the texture is fluffy - approx another minute
  • Spoon out some of the caramel sauce over the top of the popcorn and mix it around to coat. Add in as required but l ess is more here!
  • Serve and enjoy!