This recipe came about by accident from the very first time I attempted to make this delicious sweet treat. I couldn't get my hands on corn syrup like the original recipe called for so winged it by subbing other ingredients in. After a couple of goes I managed to get everything quite right and the recipe no longer needed baking making it a much quicker recipe to make.
You can prepare the caramel in the microwave if you don't want to bother with the stove. In a microwave safe bowl melt the butter until it pops in the microwave. Stir in the salt and sugar until combined then return to microwave for 3 minutes on medium-high power. Whisk, then return to microwave for 2 minutes on high power. Follow steps 6-8 as normal. ENJOY!
Love the taste, however, this is the second time I have tried this recipe and my caramel continues to be too thick (doesn't spread very easily on the popcorn). I am making double the amount of popcorn (I have four kids) and therefore doubling the recipe ingredients. How do I make it runnier for more of a caramel glazing than chunks of caramel? - 18 Apr 2015
the butter to sugar ration is way too high. Mine turned out horrible. My whole house is stinky and I threw out the whole thing. Never trying this again. - 24 Sep 2013
this was delicious! it tested our math skills to do the conversion for US baking, but it was a huge hit. i subbed rum extract for half of the vanilla and used air-popped corn - will be making again! - 26 May 2013