May 01, 2012

A Trio of Popcorn

What's better then freshly popped popcorn. Eh, freshly popped popcorn tossed with parmesan thyme dust, maple bacon and caramel with dark chocolate. Duh!

Yeah we're going there, addictive snacks.

If you're having a movie night this would be the perfect thing to make. It's crunchy, saltly, sweet and totally face stuffingly worthy! There is one problem though, you'll have to share it with people.

I used ingredients that were floating around the kitchen. You could definitely swap out an ingredient for a different one. Rosemary instead of thyme, red cheddar instead of parmesan, white chocolate instead of dark or honey instead of maple syrup. Not only are these flavoured popcorns super easy to make and totally rewarding but extremely versatile to suit your own personal taste. Huh, personalised popcorn!

It helps if you pop your popcorn first, so that it's ready to be mixed with all your flavourings.  The caramel is poured straight from the pot onto the popcorn. It's going to be mega hot! 

Ok, this is what your order of work should look like:
Slick the base of a pot with oil and add the popcorn kernels.
Drizzle bacon with maple syrup.
Blitz parmesan and thyme.  
Add sugar to pot.
Pop popcorn, divide into three bowls.
Add parmesan thyme dust to one bowl.
Grill bacon, chop. Add to another bowl of popcorn.
Make caramel, pour over last bowl of popcorn.
Drizzle with chocolate.


Invite your friends over,make some popcorn. Heck even have a popcorn making party! 


Holly x

Maple syrup drizzled over bacon strips.

Thyme and Parmesan for the cheesy popcorn.

Caramel and dark chocolate..match made in heaven.

Do you see how good this maple bacon looks???

Blitzed parmesan, salt, pepper and thyme for flavoured dust.

Parmesan and Thyme Dust Popcorn.

Bacon and Maple Popcorn.

Caramel and Dark Chocolate Popcorn.

This isn't going to last long...sad times.

Recipe, makes 3 decent bowl

3/4 Cup Popcorn Kernels
Vegetable Oil

Get a pot that is big enough so that the popcorn kernels lie in an even layer.
*You may need to use more than one pot*
Add just enough oil (about 4-7 tablespoons) to the base of the pot so that it is covered very lightly. 
*The oil should NOT cover the popcorn kernels*
Cover with a lid and place over a low heat.
When the kernels begin to pop, give the pot a shake. 
Remove from the heat and divide evenly into three bowls. 

Sprig Thyme
1/2 Teaspoon Salt and Pepper
25g Parmesan

Place in a food processor and pulse until a fine dust.
Mix with the popcorn.

70g Sugar
25g Butter
50g Dark Chocolate

Place the sugar in a small pot over heat on a low heat
 Making a caramel that is a light golden colour-make sure not to burn and do not stir.
Remove from the heat and whisk in the butter.
Pour over the popcorn and mix evenly.
*Be careful not to burn your fingers the caramel will be hot*
Pour out flat onto a baking tray.
Melt the dark chocolate and drizzle over the caramel popcorn.
Allow to set.

4 Slices Bacon
Maple Syrup

Line a baking tray and lay out the bacon.
Drizzle with maple syrup.
Place until a low grill and cook, brushing the bacon with the maple syrup.
Cook until caramelised and sticky. 
Remove from oven.
Cut into small pieces and toss with the popcorn. 


  1. Wow... love the look of these. Will definitely have to try!

  2. Thanks David! Love your web, its great! Photos are stunning.