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This recipe is classed as easy

Rating 3.69 / 5 (712 votes)

Prep time:
5 min
Cook time:
10 min
Makes about 1.5 litres

Rachel Allen indulges in popped popcorn when preparing snacks for a children's party


1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan, sprinkle in the popcorn and swirl the pan to coat it evenly in oil. Cover with a tight-fitting lid; turn the heat down to low, and listen for popping noises. As soon as the popping quietens down, take it off the heat.

2. Meanwhile, melt the butter, add the brown sugar and golden syrup and stir over a high heat for 1-2 minutes.

3. Tip half of the popcorn out of the saucepan and toss with 25g butter and a pinch of salt.

4. Pour the toffee over the remaining popcorn, replace the lid on the pan and shake to mix the toffee sauce. Pour out into bowls, cool a little and serve.

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Latest Comment


Simple and lovely toffee popcorn, I use a dry popper and then just stir in the toffee in a large non stick pan ! Gorgeous !

SidH21870 SidH21870  Posted 14 Mar 2015 3:10 PM

t really like toffee butterkist popcorn,and i want to open branch in kenya,but i have to know the method,plis can u help me,

sammyN84061 sammyN84061  Posted 01 Jul 2014 11:29 AM

Delicious and so easy.

AndreaS20924 AndreaS20924  Posted 17 Nov 2012 7:16 PM

Ade Tobin Ade Tobin Posted 03 Jul 2012 10:29 PM

I used butter with sea salt crystals Smile

LibbiC56241 LibbiC56241 Posted 01 Jul 2012 2:32 PM

yum yum, my kids loved these popcorns. Smile

LisaO93258 LisaO93258 Posted 26 Mar 2012 8:55 PM

I made the toffee popcorn, it was so good! I used my air-pop popcorn machine and the sauce was a breeze although I did turn it down a bit because the sauce was going a bit fast. If you want to make it hard like shop-bought toffee popcorn then leave it to dry (although I preferred it sort of soft and yummm) and I would recommend putting it out on a tray because otherwise all the popcorn will sort of turn into a ball if you put it in a bowl.

KatieR13324 KatieR13324 Posted 18 Feb 2012 9:12 PM

toffee sauce is yummy, more of a butterscotch taste to it. Very tasty but you need to let it cool for a good while so that the popcorn gets crispy again.

KarenF77362 KarenF77362 Posted 05 Feb 2012 12:31 AM

this toffee popcorn is great Smile

Kerry-Cashman Kerry-Cashman Posted 17 Feb 2011 10:33 AM

made this last night while watching a film,but when we turned the heat low it didn,t do anything so we turned the heat up and it started popping,it tasted great with the toffee sauce.

julie julie Posted 26 Oct 2010 10:28 AM

tried reducing the butter in the tofee - tastes better than the original recipe. Very nice

michelleE80650 michelleE80650 Posted 15 Sep 2010 11:20 AM

This recipe is very good

red27 red27 Posted 23 Feb 2010 8:51 AM

Took minutes to make and even less time to eat. Absolutely lovely. Suggest reducing the butter by half in the toffee mix as it was a bit oily.

KemiK36495 KemiK36495 Posted 16 Feb 2010 4:08 PM

I've been looking for a toffee popcorn coating for ages & this was perfect! Easy, sticky,sweet just delicous!

janeS62333 janeS62333 Posted 28 Oct 2009 6:59 PM

wow it worked well

Anonymous Anonymous Posted 04 Jul 2009 11:12 AM

its yummy for my tummy

Anonymous Anonymous Posted 30 Jun 2009 10:18 AM

This popcorn was great. Lovely and sweet

JackF41346 JackF41346 Posted 05 Mar 2009 8:38 PM