Rating: 4.1 stars
10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0

This popcorn is a crowd pleaser! It has the sweet and salty taste that everybody loves and is much easier than caramel corn. No one can turn down this great snack!

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
16 cups
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Pop popcorn in an air popper according to manufacturer's instructions.

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  • Combine sugar, corn syrup, butter, and water in a heavy saucepan over medium heat; cook until toffee syrup temperature reaches 280 degrees F (138 degrees C) using a candy thermometer, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract.

  • Mix toffee syrup with popcorn in a large bowl until evenly combined.

Cook's Note:

I prefer Mexican vanilla extract, but traditional works well too.

Nutrition Facts

304 calories; protein 1.6g; carbohydrates 50g; fat 12.1g; cholesterol 30.5mg; sodium 95.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (5)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/07/2016
We are popcorn lovers in our family so I liked this popcorn. It is similar to a popcorn ball and it was eaten up in minutes. I was expecting a toffee taste but I think brown sugar would need to be added. My grandson loved the popcorn because he didn't have to bite into a big popcorn ball. I added the syrup to a large bowl to mix the syrup and quickly mixed the popcorn. Then I poured the popcorn on a parchment lined baking pan and broke apart into chunks. I think next time I would add some peanuts and maybe some food coloring to make the popcorn more festive. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/18/2019
I will try again. I was expecting toffee flavor. Maybe I will use brown sugar next time Read More
10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
06/07/2016
We are popcorn lovers in our family so I liked this popcorn. It is similar to a popcorn ball and it was eaten up in minutes. I was expecting a toffee taste but I think brown sugar would need to be added. My grandson loved the popcorn because he didn't have to bite into a big popcorn ball. I added the syrup to a large bowl to mix the syrup and quickly mixed the popcorn. Then I poured the popcorn on a parchment lined baking pan and broke apart into chunks. I think next time I would add some peanuts and maybe some food coloring to make the popcorn more festive. Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
02/15/2017
I love this recipe! Great job! I added a little red food coloring to make it Pink for Valentine's Day and the texture of the butter toffee popcorn was just right... in fact I couldn't stop 'tasting' it:-). Nice and crispy. Thanks for a great recipe! Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
08/17/2018
Wow! I love this it is sooooooo good! Didn't use a candy thermometer so I just did 10 minutes and it turned out fine Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
11/13/2020
10 min? It took almost 45 minutes to get to 280F and even then it never really quite achieved soft crack. After mixing it in to the popcorn I was left with one big huge gooey popcorn ball. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/15/2016
It was delicious! Read More
Rating: 3 stars
02/18/2019
I will try again. I was expecting toffee flavor. Maybe I will use brown sugar next time Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/08/2021
This is a good recipe I tweaked it a little with one cup of white chocolate and a half a cup of English toffee candy. Read More