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Movies Mean Popcorn . . .

But not just any popcorn!  Oh no, not tonight.  Tonight is a Sweet and Salty Popcorn kind of night, I think.  Now, there’s nothing I like more than lounging all over my couch, watching a movie with my Minions, with a big bowl of buttery, salty popcorn.

BUT!  Tonight, this Minion Family is going to share a bowl of popcorn with Minion J’s friend (we’ll call her Minion B) because he invited her over for family movie night, and what better way to introduce a new friend to family movie night than with Sweet and Salty Popcorn?!  And maybe, just maybe, I may be able to fight the Minions off long enough to grab a handful myself!

I love how simple this is!

First, dissolve 3 – 4 teaspoons of caster sugar in a tablespoon of water.  Once it’s dissolved, take it off the heat and melt through 30g of unsalted butter.

We have a Popcorn Maker, so I just use the scoop that came with that to measure out the popcorn, and this is just the right amount for Minion Dad and I . . . when the Minion Kids are home, I make double, or even triple because this stuff disappears quickly!  If you don’t have an air popper, pop your corn as you would normally using about 1/3 cup of uncooked corn.

Once your popcorn is finished popping, throw it in a large saucepan over a low heat, pour over the butter syrup (it needs to cool a bit first or your popcorn will go to mush before the magic happens), stir quickly to cover all of your popcorn and salt to taste.  We use Pink Himalayan salt, which adds a beautiful flavour.  Keep stirring your popcorn over a low heat until the syrup has dried and your popcorn has a lovely crunch to it.

This is a very subtle flavour and it doesn’t overpower the taste buds, which makes it really, REALLY easy to munch on.

Enjoy!

*  Originally posted on 21st November, 2014