It seems to be Foodie Friday, which means I have turned my mind to the weekend and all the yummy opportunities it contains! Today I share with you another family fave, Salted Caramel Coconut Popcorn – yes, all the goodness in ONE recipe. Inspired by a recipe for Vanilla Honey Salted Caramel Popcorn, this popcorn is deliciously crisp and sweet (but not overwhelming) with just the right hint of coconut goodness to it. And wow, it is amazing!! My kids are always hoping that I’m going to serve them up some of this when family movie night comes around.
- 1/2 cup popcorn kernels
- 1/2 cup sugar – I used palm sugar but coconut, rapadura or brown sugar would also work well. It depends on what you have in your cupboard and how coconut-y you want it to taste.
- 1/2 cup coconut butter (or plain butter also works)
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 1/2 tsp good quality iodised salt (you can buy Saxa flakes from the supermarket)
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- dash of vanilla
- Turn on your oven to it’s lowest setting and line a large square baking dish with baking paper.
- In one pan cook the popcorn
- Once it’s cooked put it into your lined baking dish.
- In another pan melt the sugar and butter together and then stir in the honey. Bring the boil for around 3 minutes.
- Turn off the stove top and then add the baking soda, salt and vanilla (Note: when you add the vanilla it will all start to fizz and bubble so you want to do it quickly and stir as you go).
- Pour the mixture over the popcorn and then stir it through to ensure the popcorn is well covered. Put the tray into the oven and come back every 10-15minutes to stir and make sure it’s all coated. It’ll take 45-60mins in your oven to dry out, depending on how powerful your oven is (if you have a really good oven I’d say it’d be done in half an hour). While you wait, kick back with a G&T or poison of your choice 😉
- Leave it for a further 5 minutes to crisp up and then see how long it takes you to eat!!
Voila! Salted Caramel Coconut Popcorn – YUM!
This tiny bowl of this is all that I could hold onto to photograph…the rest was all gobbled up!