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Christmas Flavoured Popcorn

I spent THE most amazing evening last night at Macaroon's Christmas Workshop, and came away completely inspired! With stunning tips on Scandinavian-themed decor, how to celebrate Christmas at the beach and gorgeous ideas on wrapping Christmas presents, my FFA (Fabulous Friend Amanda) and I spent the entire time sighing with delight and wishing we could do everything!

We were also given a few stunning recipes to try, which of course I will be sharing with you! (I'm sure the team at Macaroon won't mind, especially if I tell you that their new shop in Greenside is phenomenal. You can either order your personalized stationery online or pop in and see the items in person before ordering. You can also buy non-personalised goodies immediately. Did I mention that they also deliver? See why I love them so much?)

Caramel Flavoured Popcorn

So easy and so festive - especially when piled high in galvanized silver buckets, decorated with red ribbon. Individual popcorn boxes (from Mr Price Home or In Good Company would also look amazing!)

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup agave nectar or glucose
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 12 cups popcorn (6 Tablespoons of kernels)

Method

1. Preheat oven to 120 degrees Celsius. Coat a large roasting pan with Spray & Cook.

2. Spread popcorn (popped) into the roasting dish.

3. Combine sugar, agave nectar and butter in a medium thick-bottomed saucepan. Place on a low heat to dissolve. Bring to boil and allow to cook for five minutes, stirring occasionally. Brush the sides of the pot with a little water on a pastry brush to prevent crystallization.

4. Remove from the heat and add vanilla, bicarbonate of soda and salt. The caramel will foam up and expand due to the bicarbonate of soda.

5. Pour the caramel mixture evenly over the popcorn. Mix to combine.

6. Bake for 45 minutes, stirring every fifteen minutes.

7. Allow to cool on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper.

8. The mixture can be stored in an airtight container for up to a week.

Alternative

  • Add 1 1/2 cups of chopped salted cashews to the popcorn and caramel before you place it in the oven.
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