A delicious sweet and salty snack of homemade popcorn topped with salted caramel sauce and dark chocolate chips
How do you like your popcorn? Sweet or salty? If you’re like me and you’ve got a family who can’t agree, then why not try this recipe that’s a little bit sweet and a little bit salty. Guaranteed to keep everyone happy!
Popcorn is a great family friendly snack and makes a fantastic alternative to over-processed crisps. Unfortunately ready made popcorn is not always the best option as it often contains a crazy amount of salt and many of the butter varieties contain those nasty trans fats. So it’s homemade all the way! Popcorn is high in fibre and naturally fat free but I pop mine in a little coconut oil for added flavour and its associated benefits.
If you want to keep this snack super healthy then just eat your popcorn plain, but hey, we all need a treat now and then and this Salted Caramel & Chocolate version is perfect for Friday night movie night snuggled up on the couch with the kids.
You can use shop bought caramel sauce if you are in a rush but if you have a few minutes to spare then I really urge you to try to make your own. I have this recipe for refined sugar free caramel sauce which I use in a bunch of different things. I always seem to have a jar in the fridge ready to add to brownies, nana ice cream or now popcorn!
- 1 tbsp oil
- 75g / ½ cup popcorn kernals
- 100ml caramel sauce (shop bought or homemade)
- 1 tbsp dark chocolate chips
- Add the oil and popcorn kernals to a large saucepan over a moderate heat. Cover with a lid and leave on the hob until the popcorn starts to pop. To avoid burning your popcorn remove the saucepan from the heat when the pops reduce to approximately one every couple of seconds.
- Once the popping has stopped completely remove the lid and transfer the popcorn to a large bowl, leaving any unpopped kernals in the saucepan. Add the caramel sauce and dark chocolate chips and mix well.
- Serve immediately. The popcorn will keep for 24 hours in an airtight container.