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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Why This Chewy Caramel Popcorn Recipe is the 51st Shade of Grey


Popcorn is naturally high in dietary fiber and antioxidants, low in calories and fat, and free of sugar and sodium. This can make it an attractive snack to people with dietary restrictions. However, for the sake of flavor, we add things that make popcorn extremely delicious. And this particular instance is no different.

This is the best recipe for Chewy, Gooey Caramel Popcorn, it's so good, it almost makes you feel like you're doing something wrong to indulge. This is exactly why you can consider this popcorn recipe the 51st Shade of Grey.

Trust me, you and and your family will absolutely love this recipe for your movie nights. Be forewarned that you will need a cold glass of ice water to accompany it, since it is so rich and sweet in flavor. Well, enough of my talking let's get to this wonderful, easy to follow recipe.




I love the fact that we live in a world where there's a shortcut for everything, including being able to use microwave popcorn for this recipe and not losing one ounce of flavor because of it.  After you pop your bags of popcorn, it's easy if you just empty them into a large bowl, for when you're ready to pour your caramel. You can also choose to pour your popcorn into a large pan and pour the caramel, and just transfer it to a bowl for serving purposes.




After you bring your caramel sauce to a boil, simmer for 10 minutes, then add your condensed milk, vanilla extract, pinch of salt. After stirring consistently for a while, get ready to pour your caramel sauce over your popcorn. Don't worry the complete recipe and ingredients are below.



INGREDIENTS

  • 3 Bags (190 grams) microwave popcorn, plain or lightly salted
  • 1 cup (226 grams) unsalted butter
  • 2 1/2 cups (533 grams) light or dark brown sugar
  • 1 cup (312 grams) light corn syrup
  • 1 14-oz. can (415 ml) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract 
INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Pop your popcorn according to package directions and pour into a large bowl.
  2. Combine, the butter, brown sugar, and corn syrup in a large saucepan over medium heat. Stir occasionally until butter is melted and mixture is smooth. Increase the heat to medium high and bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring constantly. The mixture should turn a darker color.
  3. Remove from heat and add the sweetened condensed milk, salt, and vanilla extract. Stir until smooth. Pour over the popcorn and stir to evenly coat the popcorn.
  4. The caramel popcorn is best served immediately, although you can also store it in an airtight container for up to several days.

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