Like sweet and salty popcorn or snacks? You’ll love this Easy Salted Butterscotch Popcorn that only has 4 ingredients and can be ready in no time! Don’t worry, you don’t need to make your own butterscotch and no need for candy thermometers! It’s a quick snack perfect for movie nights or even your Super Bowl parties this weekend!
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Making your own caramel or butterscotch can be messy and time-consuming. So instead, I thought I’d crush some hard butterscotch candies and melt them with a little butter and salt in the microwave. You may have to adjust the quantities of the ingredients for your personal preferences. This Salted Butterscotch Popcorn is quick and easy! I put some Werther’s Original candies in my food processor and crushed. No need for the food processor though. You can just crush the candies a little bit in a small bag with a meat mallet or something hard.
Put the crushed candy, butter, and salt in a microwave safe bowl, cover it, and microwave for 30 second intervals until it’s all melted and smooth. The candy may get a little clumpy and if that happens just continue microwaving and it will come together. Pour it quickly over some popped popcorn. I used mushroom popcorn that I had ordered awhile back from Just Poppin. They have all sorts of popcorn!
Let the popcorn cool for a few minutes and that’s it! It’s ready to go!
You can use other varieties of hard candy for a whole new flavor!
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|Easy Salted Butterscotch Popcorn||
- 10 cups popped popcorn (such as mushroom popcorn)
- 5 tablespoons unsalted butter
- ¼ cup crushed hard butterscotch candy (such as Werther’s Original)
- ¾ teaspoon salt
- Pour popcorn onto a baking sheet to single layer.
- Place butter, crushed candy, and salt into microwave safe bowl; cover bowl. Microwave on high in 30 second intervals, stirring after each interval until mixture is smooth, about 2-3 minutes.
- Quickly drizzle hot butterscotch mixture over popcorn. Mix with a spoon. Cool before serving.
SNAPPY SUBSTITUTIONS: I used mushroom popcorn, but you can use any variety. You can also substitute your favorite hard candy in different flavors for a whole new snack.
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