Recipe: Ginger Spiced Caramel Popcorn with White Chocolate

Cooking with cordials is set to become a trend and here’s one delicious way to get in on the ground floor. Forget the beer nuts, delight taste buds with this moreish and mouth-watering snack, perfect for entertaining.

Ginger Spiced Caramel Popcorn with White Chocolate

Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 1 hour
Makes: 10 cups of popcorn
Ingredients

– 1/2 cup, un-popped popcorn kernels (10 cups popped)
– 1/2 cup unsalted butter
– 1 cup packed light-brown sugar
– 1/4 cup Buderim Ginger Refresher Cordial
– 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
– 3/4 tsp ground nutmeg
– 3/4 tsp ground ginger
– 1/4 tsp ground cloves
– 1/2 cup finely chopped Buderim Ginger Glace Ginger
– 1/2 tsp salt
– 1 tsp vanilla extract
– 1/4 tsp baking soda
– 140g chopped white chocolate or white chocolate chips (or a combination of white and dark chocolate melted separately)


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Method

STEP 1
Preheat oven to 250 degrees.

STEP 2
Pop popcorn into a very large bowl, remove any un-popped kernels.

STEP 3
Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir in brown sugar, ginger refresher, cinnamon, nutmeg, ground ginger, cloves and salt. Bring mixture to a boil and allow to boil 4 minutes without stirring.

STEP 4
Remove from heat and add in vanilla, glace ginger and baking soda and stir mixture until it thick and glossy.

STEP 5
Mix in glazed ginger and spread popcorn onto a large rimmed cookie sheet and bake in pre-heated oven 1 hour, stirring popcorn every 15 minutes.

STEP 6
Pour half of caramel sauce over popcorn then toss several times, add remaining caramel sauce and toss popcorn until evenly coated.

STEP 7
Allow to cool completely then in a microwave safe bowl, melt white chocolate on 50% power in 20 second intervals, stirring after each interval until melted and smooth.

STEP 8
Pour melted white chocolate into a piping bag or ziploc bag, cut a very small tip from corner and drizzle popcorn with melted white chocolate, then allow to set at room temperature. Store in an airtight container at room temperature up to 1 week.

For more delicious Ginger recipes head over to the website at: Buderim Ginger.

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