Caramel popcorn recipe 

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Want to enjoy delicious homemade caramel popcorn? Discover GrainPOP popcorn recipes with crispy caramel that can be made in the microwave! 

Homemade caramel popcorn recipe 

Production time and ingredients 

  • Number of shares: 2 persons
  • Preparation time: 5 minutes
  • Cooking time: 15 minutes
  • Total time to complete recipe: 20 minutes
  • Recipe category: Dessert
  • Difficulty: easy 
  • Ingredients:
    250 g corn kernels or a bag of plain GrainPOP popcorn,
    120 ml water,
    1/4 teaspoon salt,
    1/4 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda,
    neutral oil such as sunflower oil,
    60 g butter,
    200 g fine sugar.

Step 1: Baking the popcorn 


In a hot frying pan or saucepan, pour neutral oil and add your corn. Place a lid over the pan and shake once or twice. When all your kernels have hatched, remove the pan from the heat, then pour your popcorn into a container. 

Tip: use a clear glass lid to make sure all your beans have burst! 

Microwave cooking 

If you choose a microwave popcorn recipe, it couldn't be easier! Simply place the bag in your appliance for 1.30 to 2 minutes at 1000W power.

Once all the popcorn has exploded, simply open the bag carefully and set aside in a container. 

Baking in a popcorn maker 

To make delicious popcorn using a machine, all you need to do is : 

  • Incorporate your corn in the space provided; 
  • whether or not to add oil, depending on your appliance; 
  • place a lid on and start the machine; 
  • if your machine doesn't have a container, wait and set aside your popcorn before adding your caramel. 

Step 2: Preparing the caramel 

Once you've prepared your corn, it's time to make your own popcorn caramel! Pour the sugar, water, butter and salt into a saucepan. Mix evenly over medium heat . 

Once the caramel has turned amber, remove the pan from the heat and stir in the baking soda. Pour the caramel over the mixture, stir and spread flat on a baking tray or plate. 

Wait a few minutes for your recipe to cool, then enjoy

How to make simple caramel popcorn? 

If you'd like to enjoy a delicious caramelized snack without any fuss, go for GrainPOP's crunchy microwaveable popcorn in single-serve sachets! In our caramel-flavored sachets, nothing more thana healthy and delicious blend of glucose-fructose syrup, sweetened condensed milk, water and sugar. 

Discover also our other flavoured, sweet or savoury popcorn bags such as : 

  • Island vanilla ; 
  • Chocolate and hazelnut ; 
  • Goat's cheese ; 
  • Barbecue ; 
  • Thyme and Zaatar. 

FAQ Caramelized popcorn

How to sweeten popcorn? 

To sweeten your popcorn without it crystallizing, you have two choices. If you want to enjoy your recipe straight from the heat, you can add your sugar after removing the popcorn from the pan.

Alternatively, remove the pan from the heat. Then sprinkle your popcorn with sugar and return the pan to the heat for a few minutes, stirring all the while. The result is a crisp dessert coated with caramelized sugar. 

How do I avoid burning my popcorn caramel?

To be sure of topping your popcorn with delicious, crisp caramel, there are a few mistakes to avoid. Make sure you use a thick-bottomed saucepan and stir the mixture with a wooden spoon before the caramel starts to boil.

For a more airy and successful mixture, add baking soda! 

Which variety of corn to choose for popcorn? 

If you want to make homemade popcorn, it's essential to choose the "Zea mays var. everta" variety , a small, round seed with thick flesh.

To make sure your corn kernels pop, you can also buy a single bag of GrainPOP plain, sweet or savoury popcorn.

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