Caramel Peanut Popcorn
Makes 8 large servings
1 cup popcorn kernels
8 ounces of unsalted butter
1 1/2 cup sugar
2 cups unsalted peanuts
Line two sheet pans with either silpats or parchment paper lightly sprayed with pam. Set aside. Have a large mixing bowl ready.
Pop the popcorn according to your preferred method. I used an air popper as it cuts down on the amount of fat and oil.
Put butter and sugar in a sauce pan. Cook until golden brown - about 6 minutes and then add peanuts and cook for an additional two minutes. Do not burn caramel.
Place popped popcorn into the waiting mixing bowl and pour caramel mixture on top. Mix with spatula coating all the kernels with the caramel and peanuts. Divide coated popcorn onto the two sheet pans. Sprinkle with sea salt.
|Caramel peanut popcorn|
Allow popcorn mixture to dry for at least one hour before serving.
Break mixture into pieces and fill popcorn bags for your guests.
|Movie style caramel peanut popcorn|
Dim the lights and start the show!