Caramel Popcorn

20ml butter or brick margarine
375ml Illovo SunSweet Brown Sugar
90ml cold water
6 cups popped popcorn

Melt the butter and add the sugar and water. Stir over moderate heat until dissolved, then bring to the boil. Cover with a lid, cook for about 3 minutes, or until the steam has washed the sugar crystals down from the sides of the pot. Boil until soft ball stage has been reached (when a little syrup is dropped into iced water it forms a ball which flattens of its own accord when picked up with the fingers. About 25 – 30 minutes). Remove from heat and pour over popcorn, stirring gently to coat completely. When cool enough to handle, mould into balls or lollipops, and insert a small stick, if desired.

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