Sticky toffee caramel on top of delicious caramel corn.
I have always had a special place in my heart for popcorn. The best part about going to see a movie has always been that giant bag of overly-buttered popcorn hasn’t it? The smell alone is enough to make me swoon. By the time I get settled in my seat I’ve already shaved off the top of the popcorn mound and I have to remind myself to slow down… Otherwise my overindulgence will be wasted on the previews. And that’s just sad.
Probably one of my most memorable popcorn experiences was the time I accidentally “shared” my popcorn with half the audience during a horror show. I’ve never been good with scary movies so it wouldn’t have been my choice to see this particular film but I didn’t have much of a say because it was a first date. Little did he know… About ten minutes into the movie when an unexpected murder by gunshot occurred I jumped, the popcorn went everywhere, and my poor date spent the rest of the movie trying to get it out of his lap, hair, and apologizing profusely to our neighbors. Not my best popcorn moment. I don’t think I need to mention that was a first and only date.
Ps. similar events have happened with my now-hubby and he was a champ about it. 😉
I love popcorn variations of all kinds but one of my favorite ways to eat popcorn is with something chocolatey. This caramel corn recipe is perfect for getting that sweet and salty fix that I crave probably daily. And the toffee hue is just glorious. It really kicks up that caramel flavor to a new level I feel. So go ahead a make a batch, with or without a movie this stuff is fantastic.
Toffee Caramel Corn
- 4 cups plain air popped popcorn
- 1/3 cup light corn syrup
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 6 tablespoons butter, divided
- 1/3 cup Hershey toffee bits
- 3 skor bars
- Pop your popcorn, removing unpopped kernels and place popcorn in a large bowl. On stove over medium heat, melt together corn syrup, brown sugar, 4 tablespoons butter, and toffee bits, stirring constantly until mixture is smooth.
- Pour mixture over popcorn and toss with a rubber spatula or large spoon until popcorn is well coated. Spread popcorn out on a large baking sheet or aluminum foil on your counter.
- In the same pan used earlier, add 2 tablespoons butter and skor bars, breaking bars into smaller pieces as you add them to the pan. Stir over medium heat until toffee is completely melted (about 10 minutes).
- Remove from heat and pour mixture over popcorn. Allow to cool completely and harden slightly before breaking into chunks.