Monday, September 9, 2019

Air Popped Kettle Corn

Warning! Potentially addictive recipe ahead ;) Quick, sweet and salty popcorn that you can make with your air popper! No need to shake a heavy pot over the stove or crisp in the oven, easy peasy! Perfect for movie night or to take to a party :)

1/2 cup unpopped kernels

¼ cup butter (room temp or cold is best, NOT FROZEN*)

¼ cup white sugar

¼-½ teaspoon salt

This recipe works best if you have a large container with a lid, with enough room for the popcorn to be well shaken, or a large paper bag. Pop popcorn in an air popper. 

Mix sugar, butter, and salt together in a small saucepan over low to medium low. Stir constantly until butter is melted, sugar is dissolved, and the mixture begins to simmer. Stir constantly for 30 seconds, the butter and sugar should be fully combined and creamy looking, and it should begin to thicken a little bit. Immediately drizzle over popcorn. Toss popcorn until evenly coated. Keep shaking/rotating the popcorn until it is cooled. This will prevent any large clumps from forming. Serve or keep in an airtight container.

*It’s best if your butter is as close to room temp as possible. If the butter is too cold or frozen it will take a long time to melt and the sugar will start cooking first with the butter taking too long to melt. This can result in some crystallization of the final product and a bad texture to the final coated popcorn.

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