This weekend is a long weekend here in Shetland, so last night we got our PJs on early and cuddled up under the blankets on the couch for a family film night. One the screen: Fern Gully: The Last Rainforest (1992). It’s hard to believe I was my eldest son’s age when this film was released!
When I was growing up my mother used to make caramel popcorn for Halloween. She’d bag the popcorn up into individual portions for trick-or-treaters, but this was way before peanut allergies became a thing. No one in our village had a peanut allergy back then!
This recipe is a slight adaptation of the recipe my mother used to make, with the addition of plenty of salt to make it a cheats salted caramel, something I’ve fallen in love with recently. She used to add baking soda to the mixture and bake hers for an hour on low heat so it would keep longer, but for the purposes of family film night when you want something quick, this recipe works… and it works well.
Freshly popped popcorn, gorgeous salted caramel and salted peanuts? Dead easy and far too delicious. I can not be held accountable for any potential weight gain after indulging on this!