Parmesan and Caramel Popcorn

This decadent salty-sweet treat combines two types of popcorn: one with caramel and marshmallows, the other with butter and Canadian Parmesan cheese. Sounds heavenly?

  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cooking: 20 min
Yields 6 servings
parmesan and caramel popcorn
This decadent salty-sweet treat combines two types of popcorn: one with caramel and marshmallows, the other with butter and Canadian Parmesan cheese. Sounds heavenly? Hurry and check out the video!

Ingredients

  • Parmesan Popcorn
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) butter melted
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) dried basil
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) plain popcorn kernels popped
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) Canadian Parmesan finely grated with a Microplane grater
  • Caramel Popcorn
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) sugar
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) corn syrup
  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) water
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) butter melted
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) mini marshmallows
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) plain popcorn kernels popped

Preparation

Parmesan Popcorn

Preheat oven to 375 °F (190 °C).

In a bowl, mix butter with basil, salt and pepper. Add popcorn and gently stir to coat. Sprinkle with Parmesan and stir so cheese sticks to popcorn. Spread over a baking sheet covered with parchment paper and bake for 5 minutes.

Caramel Popcorn

In a saucepan, mix sugar, corn syrup and water. Cook on medium heat without stirring until a pale brown caramel is obtained. CAUTION: The caramel is very hot!

Remove from heat and immediately add butter. Blend in mini-marshmallows and vanilla extract and add popcorn. Stir to thoroughly coat.

Spread over a baking sheet covered with parchment paper. Do not touch with fingers.

Let cool.

Tips

Serving suggestion: Enjoy each flavour on its own or mix the two popcorn flavours, Parmesan and caramel, together in the same bowl for a sweet-and-salty taste.

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Nutrition

Nutritional Information

per serving
Energy: 226 Calories
Protein: 4 g
Carbohydrate: 30 g
Fat: 10 g
Fibre: 1.2 g
Sodium: 161 mg

Top 5 Nutrients

 
(% DV*)
Calcium: 9 % / 99 mg
Vitamin B12: 10 %
Vitamin A: 8 %
Phosphorus: 8 %
Zinc: 7 %