Salted Maple Caramel Popcorn
Recipe by Eat with Us
To bring a little variety to your next movie night, try this Salted Maple Caramel Popcorn. Created by Toronto natives Philip Lago and Mystique Mattai for their new cookbook Eat with Us, the recipe marries real butter and a sprinkling of salt with some subtle earthy sweetness for some serious stick-to-your-teeth goodness. Movies and popcorn go hand in hand, and as they say in the movies, the show must go on.
1 tbsp coconut oil
½ cup popcorn kernels
3 tbsp butter
¼ cup maple syrup
½ tsp salt
Pop the Corn
In a large pot, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add three popcorn kernels to the pot and cover. Listen for the kernels to pop, then add the remaining kernels and shake the pot to coat them in oil. Cover, leaving about 1/4 inch of space open for steam to escape.
Once the kernels begin popping, shake the pot every 20-30 seconds until popping slows to once every 2 to 3 seconds. Remove from heat, and once the popping stops completely, remove the lid.
Make the Maple Caramel
Melt the butter in a small saucepan on medium-high heat. Add maple syrup and bring to a boil for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened. Immediately drizzle the maple caramel over the popcorn and toss with a spatula, until evenly coated in the syrup.
Sprinkle with salt and toss every minute for 5 minutes until the caramel hardens and is cool enough to serve.