candied popcorn

Diddle daddle or candied popcorn is just so sweet and yummy its hard to resist. If you need more its better to make them in batches of this size.

What you need

2 tablespoons butter
375g brown sugar
6 tablespoons water
6 cups popcorn

The process

Tightly line a baking tray with tin foil.

Melt butter over a medium heat and add the sugar and water. Stir constantly until the sugar is dissolved, bring the mixture to the boil. Cover and cook for about 3 minutes, there will be no sugar crystals on the side of the pot at this stage, do not stir.

To test that you have the right consistency, drop a little of the mixture into cold water off a spoon and it should immediately form a ball. If not, cook for another minute or 2.

Remove from the heat, add the popcorn and stir gently to coat evenly. Pour out onto a baking tray and separate when cool enough to handle.

Dig in.