Make gourmet popcorn

Gourmet popcorn recipe


Serves 4 

You will need:

  • 50g plain popcorn

  • 30g dried apple crisps (shop-bought or homemade*)
  • 50g butter
  • 70g light brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • ¼ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 50g dark chocolate

*To make your own apple crisps, core and carefully slice a large apple very thinly. Bake the apple slices in the oven at 160C for 40 minutes.

Gourmet popcorn recipe

        1. Put the popcorn in a large bowl and set aside.

        2. Preheat the oven 180C and line a baking tray with greaseproof paper.

        3. Put the apple crisps in a food processor and blitz into a powder. Alternatively, put them in a freezer bag, seal the bag and use a rolling pin to crush the crisps. Pour the apple powder over the popcorn.

        4. Put the butter, sugar and honey in a saucepan over a medium heat. Stir until the mixture comes to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 3-4 minutes.

        5. Remove the sugar mixture from the heat and add the bicarbonate of soda. The mixture will bubble and form a thick foam. Pour this over the popcorn.

        Gourmet popcorn recipe

        6. Use a spoon to mix everything together until the popcorn is fully coated. Be careful! The mixture will be very hot.

        7. Pour the popcorn out onto the baking tray in a single layer. Bake for about 15 minutes until just starting to darken in colour. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.

        Gourmet popcorn recipe

        8. Meanwhile, put the chocolate in a heatproof bowl and microwave for 30 seconds until melted.

        9. Break apart the popcorn pieces and pour over the melted chocolate. Leave to cool. Serve once the chocolate has hardened – or store in an airtight container for 2-3 days.

        Gourmet popcorn recipe