Caramelized popcorn is a delectable treat that combines the light, airy crunch of popcorn with the rich, buttery sweetness of caramel. This delightful snack, often enjoyed at fairs, movie theaters, and special events, has a unique ability to bring back nostalgic memories while satisfying modern-day cravings. The process involves coating freshly popped corn with a luscious caramel sauce, which hardens to create a satisfying, crispy texture. Perfect for parties, gifts, or simply a cozy night in, caramelized popcorn offers a versatile and indulgent way to elevate the humble popcorn into a gourmet delight. Whether enjoyed plain or with added nuts, chocolate, or spices, this sweet and salty treat is sure to please a variety of palates.

  1. 1 cup popcorn kernels (for 2 or 3 people)
  2. Olive, sunflower or corn oil
  3. 1 cup of sugar


  1.  To begin, pour the oil into the pan until it covers the bottom of it, but making sure it is not too much. Place over medium heat and wait until it is very hot. Once hot, add the popcorn kernels, making sure you are not adding too much as there must be room in the pan for the popcorn to pop and to caramelize it later. It is very likely that you will have to prepare your sweet popcorn in two or three batches, everything will depend on the size of your pan.
  2.  Once you have placed the grains in the pan, cover them until they burst. Be careful and wait until almost all of them have burst before opening the lid. At that point you must add the proportional part of sugar with respect to the amount of grains you have added and begin to stir so that the sugar covers all the popcorn. Make enveloping movements while the heat caramelizes the sugar. Once the popcorn is caramelized, remove the pan from the heat and place it in a container.
  3. Repeat the process as many times as necessary so that you can prepare the entire cup of corn kernels. Remember that it is very important to work over medium heat and never high and stir once you add the sugar to achieve a good caramelization

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