October 24, 2012

National Food Day: Chili Caramel Popcorn!

Well, it's that special time of year again: NATIONAL FOOD DAY!

In celebration of this holiday, we make Chili Caramel Popcorn. It's real yum. And real fun. Watch on!

Convinced that this chili caramel popcorn is the most scrumptious, sticky, spicy, sweet, snack ever? Well then go ahead and make some for yourself already!

Chili Caramel Popcorn
makes 4 cups

-1 cup sugar
-3 tablespoons butter
-1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
-dash salt
-4 cups prepared popcorn

1. Heat a thick, sturdy saucepan over medium heat. Add sugar and whisk continuously until sugar becomes liquified and light golden brown, about 5 minutes. Be careful as melted sugar is extremely hot. Remove from heat when ready.

2. Add butter, cayenne and salt to the melted sugar and whisk until butter is melted and incorporated, and the sauce is thick and creamy, and luscious.

3. Place popcorn in a large serving bowl. Using your whisk, drizzle caramel onto popcorn and mix popcorn with a spoon to incorporate. Serve at once, or store in an airtight container for a few days.