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Chicago-Style Popcorn
Popcorn covered in sharp cheddar cheese and a simple sticky caramel makes for the perfect (if weird sounding) snack!
Cuisine: Snack
Servings: 5 cups
Author: Cristina
  • 1/2 cup popcorn kernels (follow the directions for oil or butter for your popper, ours needs about 2 Tbsp vegetable oil) OR 1 bag plain popcorn
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/8 cup white cheddar cheese powder (Canadians, the one from Bulk Barn is nightshade free!)
  1. In a pot on the stove, melt the brown sugar and honey over medium heat, and bring to a boil, stirring frequently.
  2. Let boil for about 3 minutes, continuing to stir. Then remove from heat, stir again to remove the bubbles and let sit for 1-2 minutes to cool slightly. (BE CAREFUL! This caramel is very sticky and hot, don't burn yourself!)
  3. Pop the popcorn, and place in a large bowl.
  4. Pour the caramel over the popcorn, making sure to stir (as best you can) so it is relatively evenly distributed.
  5. Spread the popcorn over a parchment covered baking sheet.
  6. Sprinkle the cheese over the top.
  7. Let the popcorn and caramel cool and harden, and then eat!