Sweet & Salty Caramel Corn
We love serving up sweets to our guests – but doing their dishes? Not so much. This dessert serves your inner lazy girl before and after the meal. It requires exactly 2 pieces of equipment: a pot, and a paper bag. Those tools + 5 Ingredients ÷ 10 minutes = one of the most popular treats you will ever serve (this is a proven fact). When you’re really in a jam, this crowd favorite will keep the guests happy, the kitchen pristine, and the hostess very popular.
What You'll Need:
2 bags microwave popcorn, popped
1 stick salted butter
1 ½ cups light brown sugar
½ tsp baking soda
½ tbsp sea salt (or more, to your taste)
Step 1: Place a stick of butter into a heated saucepan at medium-high heat.
Step 2: Melt sugar into it.
Step 3: Whisk continuously to combine, until it starts to bubble. Let the caramel bubble for another minute or so – it’ll start to look like, duh, caramel.
Step 4: Remove from heat and whisk in the baking soda.
Make sure it's all incorporated.
Step 5: Empty microwave popcorn into a large paper bag.
Step 6: Immediately pour the caramel mixture over the popcorn.
Step 7: Fold the bag shut and shake, shake, shake.
Step 8: Pour into a large serving bowl and sprinkle with sea salt. The caramel will dry on quickly, and then you can break up any remaining stuck-together-bits easily.
Place in the middle of the table, and watch as your guests lunge forward. Beam with pride at the feeding frenzy. Repeat, as needed.