With Apple Day, Halloween and Bonfire Night rapidly approaching I reckon it’s time to share the genius which is my toffee apple popcorn with you! No Halloween Shindig or Bonfire Night Feast is complete without toffee popcorn, but Toffee Apple Popcorn takes your party to a whole new level!
Toffee Apple Popcorn – just look at it up there – sweet, crispy and chewy, all at the same time! It went down very well as we curled up on Sunday evening with the woodburner blazing and Harry Potter on the DVD player.
In theory, this recipe makes enough for 8 cones of toffee apple popcorn for your Halloween Party or Bonfire Knees Up – in practice 4 of us ate the lot. Pretty rapidly. It was a bit unseemly if I’m honest. We pretended we were checking and double checking that the recipe worked. We could tell that it did from the first bite. We were trying it on, frankly.
- 100g popping corn
- 1tbsp sunflower oil
- 25g (about 3) dried apple rings, finely chopped
- 30g butter
- 30g soft brown sugar
- 2 tbsp golden syrup
- ½tsp vanilla extract
- ¼tsp cinnamon
- Heat the oil in a deep saucepan with a well fitting lid (a see through one is great with children!)
- Add the popcorn and put the lid on
- Pop the corn over a medium heat, shaking the pan occasionally to stop it from sticking/burning
- Remove from the heat when the popping has stopped, transfer the popped corn to a large bowl
- In a small saucepan heat the butter, sugar, golden syrup, vanilla and cinnamon, stirring occasionally, until it is all melted together
- Stir in the chopped dried apple
- Pour the toffee apple sauce over the popcorn and stir thoroughly to combine
- Allow to cool, stirring occasionally to stop it all clumping together
- Serve in cones, cups or bowls with optional indoor sparklers!
The sparklers and toffee apple popcorn made for such lovely pictures that I am going to indulge myself and share two more with you – just to get you in the mood for all upcoming festivals of light!
Last one (I took quite a few – can you tell?!)
Watch out over the next few weeks for more recipes for Autumn and Winter Festivals – this is my favourite time of year to be in the kitchen and I have big plans – as does my daughter! If you like this recipe you might like to check out some more winter warmers for your feasting…wrap your hands around a mug of steaming cauliflower cheese soup, wander out into the garden and watch the fireworks with a Vegan Pie filled with Sweet Potato and Mushrooms, a slice of Warm Apple Cake or a Vegetarian Sausage Roll.
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