Ingredients (makes 2 large trays)

  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 cup popping corn
  • 60g butter
  • ½ cup honey
  • ¼ cup golden syrup
  • ¼ cup caster sugar
  • 1/3 cup malt vinegar
  • 1 star anise
  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground cardamom
  • ½ tsp bicarb soda
  • Salt flakes

Method

  1. Arrange large sheets of baking paper over oven trays. Preheat the oven to 220°C (200 fan forced).
  2. Heat the oil in a large saucepan. Add the popcorn and cover with a tight fitting lid. Cook shaking the pan regularly for 4 minutes or until the popcorn has popped. Spread the Popcorn over the baking trays, discarding any unpopped corn.
  3. In a medium sized saucepan, combine the butter, honey, golden syrup, sugar, vinegar, star anise, cinnamon stick and ground spices.
  4. Bring to the boil, stirring, then reduce the heat and simmer for 7 minutes or until the sauce is glossy and thickened. Remove from the heat and add the bicarb, stir well to combine.
  5. Quickly drizzle the caramel lightly and evenly over the popcorn. Using large metal spoons, toss the popcorn through the caramel to coat. Discard the cinnamon stick and star anise.
  6. Bake 15 – 20 minutes or until deep golden colour, turning over the popcorn about half way through the cooking to evenly colour.
  7. Tips: The caramel is very hot and can be sticky, take care while tossing through the popcorn. Keeps well for 2 days in a sealed container.

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  • An interesting mix. I’ve recently tried different flavoured versions of Popcorn with surprising results. The Vanilla Bean version is yummy and moreish. Best I not try it again though.

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  • I like the use of spices. Personally I don’t like using golden syrup and heating honey as it strips it down of it’s beautiful benefits, I would use yacon / coconut palm syrup with some mesquite and vanilla powder instead.

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  • A timely warning that there was an article about the dangers of giving popcorn to a child of 5 y.o. or younger,

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  • These are great for birthday parties

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  • I love popcorn and this sounds so delicious. Can’t wait to try some

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  • That sounds like lovely popcorn would love to try this recipe thanks

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  • This is a winner in mum household yumm

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  • yum! this sounds like an incredible idea! i reckon that this would be a nice treat regardless of why you are making it lol. cheers for sharing this idea

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  • Prefer plain popcorn, but thanks for sharing.

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  • Be so easy to make with popcorn maker. Always looking for different ways of serving popcorn.

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  • I love popcorn! Not sure if I’d like the spices added but I’ll give anything a try, once!

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  • Presented so beautifully, I would love to do these for all our birthday parties.

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  • This sounds really nice. I love flavored popcorn

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  • Definitely a movie night coming up

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  • This looks good for a movie night


    • and not the original popcorn… special popcorn

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