Recipe courtesy of Nadia G.
Total:
50 min
Active:
50 min
Yield:
8 to 9 cups popcorn
Level:
Intermediate
Total:
50 min
Active:
50 min
Yield:
8 to 9 cups popcorn
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients

Popcorn:
  • 1 cup popcorn kernels
  • 4 teaspoons vegetable oil
Sweet:
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, cubed
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
Salty:
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup organic cheddar cheese powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon chipotle powder
  • Sufficient quantity sea salt

Directions

Watch how to make this recipe.

Preheat the oven to 225 degrees F. 

Popcorn: Pop the kernels in an air popper, microwave (in which case no oil is required) or on the stove-top. Divide the popped corn between 2 large bowls.

Sweet: Add the brown sugar, corn syrup, salt and butter to a medium saucepan set over medium-high heat. Whisk to blend. Bring the mixture to a boil and cook without stirring until very thick, about 3 minutes. Remove from the heat and immediately add the baking soda, swirling the pan to blend. Pour the caramel over 1 bowl of the popcorn. Toss with 2 spatulas, until the popcorn is fully covered with caramel (do not touch, as the caramel is very hot!). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper (or use a nonstick baking tray). Spread the caramel corn in a single layer over the baking sheet. Bake for 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes. When just cool enough to handle, separate the kernels gently with your hands, and allow to cool completely. 

Salty: Add the melted butter, cheddar cheese powder and chipotle powder to the second bowl of popcorn. Toss to combine thoroughly. Season with salt..

Mix the caramel and cheese corn together and serve.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Party Popcorn

Sweet and Spicy Popcorn Snack Mix

Recipe courtesy of Andrea Albin

Popcorn and Peanut Bark

Recipe courtesy of Hedy Goldsmith

Chicago Dogs

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Cooking Tips 3 Videos

Step-by-step photos

Eggs 101: Poached 01:24

These easy steps will have you poaching eggs to perfection in no time.

Similar Topics:

On TV

Emeril's Florida

9:30am | 8:30c

Unwrapped 2.0

10am | 9c

Unwrapped 2.0

10:30am | 9:30c

Unwrapped 2.0

11am | 10c

Unwrapped 2.0

11:30am | 10:30c

Unwrapped

12pm | 11c

Unwrapped

12:30pm | 11:30c

Unwrapped

1pm | 12c

Unwrapped

1:30pm | 12:30c

Unwrapped

2pm | 1c

Unwrapped

2:30pm | 1:30c

Man Fire Food

3:30pm | 2:30c

Man Fire Food

4:30pm | 3:30c

Man Fire Food

5:30pm | 4:30c

Man Fire Food

6:30pm | 5:30c

Carnival Eats

7:30pm | 6:30c
On Tonight
On Tonight

Carnival Eats

8pm | 7c

Carnival Eats

8:30pm | 7:30c

Carnival Eats

9:30pm | 8:30c

Farmers' Market Flip

10:30pm | 9:30c

Good Eats

11pm | 10c

Good Eats

11:30pm | 10:30c

Carnival Eats

12am | 11c

Carnival Eats

12:30am | 11:30c

Carnival Eats

1am | 12c

Carnival Eats

1:30am | 12:30c

Farmers' Market Flip

2:30am | 1:30c

Good Eats

3am | 2c

Good Eats

3:30am | 2:30c

So Much Pretty Food Here