Easy Salted Butterscotch Popcorn

Easy Salted Butterscotch Popcorn Recipe | SnappyGourmet.com

This Easy Salted Butterscotch Popcorn is perfect if you like sweet and salty 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.

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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!

Easy Salted Butterscotch Popscorn | SnappyGourmet.comLet the popcorn cool for a few minutes and that’s it!  It’s ready to go!

Easy Salted Butterscotch Popscorn | SnappyGourmet.com

You can use other varieties of hard candy for a whole new flavor! Hope you enjoy this Easy Salted Butterscotch Popcorn!

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Easy Salted Butterscotch Popcorn
4.7 from 3 reviews
Recipe type: Snack
Cuisine: American
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Serves: Makes 10 cups
Quick & Easy Popcorn that is ready in minutes!
  • 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
  1. Pour popcorn onto a baking sheet to single layer.
  2. 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.
  3. Quickly drizzle hot butterscotch mixture over popcorn. Mix with a spoon. Cool before serving.
SNAPPY TIPS: The melted candy mixture will be VERY hot, so be careful.

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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  1. What a great idea, Lisa! Will try it for the Super Bowl.

  2. This sounds great. I’m going to have to give it a try. Thanks for adding the link to my Cinnamon Glazed Popcorn!

  3. So clever. I love Werther’s candies and popcorn, so I’m sure I’d love them even more combined.

  4. Wow! What a great recipe for any adult or kid party! Bookmarking this one!

  5. That is dangerously easy. :)

  6. This looks like the perfect snack! I love microwave recipes and also love anything sweet and salty! Thanks, Dorothy!

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