Ryan’s mom makes some amazing dishes and this is one of Ryan’s favorite treats during the holidays because it is the perfect amount of sweetness (not too overwhelming) and buttery goodness. When our family gets together it means a lot of mouths looking for something to munch on. This makes a batch big enough to please the masses.
First, pop your corn, make sure and remove all the un-popped kernels. Seriously! This is a very important step. This stuff is so yummy and your family will eat it with such enthusiasm that someone will break a tooth if they hit a kernel. So go through it again.
We use 5 scoops (of the little lid on top) of kernels in our air popper
2 C. butter
1 C. honey (we like the Cox delicious cream honey – unfiltered)
4 C. sugar
1 C. whipping cream
Add butter, honey, sugar and whipping cream in a pot and bring to a boil until you get to a “soft ball stage” (235° – 240°) At this temperature, if you drip a small amount of the syrupy mixture into cold water, it will form a soft, flexible ball. If you remove the ball from the water, it will flatten like a pancake after a few moments in your hand. This is how you will know that the mixture is ready. This is the perfect temperature to keep the caramel soft and delicious.
Stir into the popcorn.