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Burnt Sugar Popcorn Topping

Peter Callahan of Peter Callahan Catering in New York City created this recipe to sweeten up your next batch of plain popcorn. Sprinkle it on by hand, or fill a 10-ounce shaker with it to let others share in the fun. Bonus: You can label the shakers with our clip art.

  • Yield: MAKES ENOUGH TO TOP 4 QUARTS OF POPCORN

Photography: Bryan Gardner

Source: Martha Stewart Weddings, Fall 2014

Ingredients

  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • Vegetable oil

Directions

  1. Brush vegetable oil on a rimmed baking sheet and set aside.

  2. Pour sugar into a medium sauce pan over medium heat.

  3. Stir with a wooden spoon until sugar caramelized and the temperature reaches 320 degrees.

  4. Pour the sugar into the baking sheet and let cool until it hardens.

  5. Using a fork, break the sugar into small pieces and grind them in a food processor. Pour mixture into shaker.

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