Day 8 – Toffee Popcorn!

In our house, Christmas is a time for snuggling  up on the sofa together in front of a roaring fire.  Baked Toffee Popcorn is always a welcome addition to our Christmas Movie watching (plus it’s one of the last few Saturdays before the big day, so I know you’ll need something quick and easy to rustle up today!)


125g popping corn

1 tbsp vegetable/sunflower oil

100g soft light brown sugar

115g butter

1 tbsp golden syrup

3 tbsps water

2 disposable foil roasting trays.

Start off by popping the corn – add the oil, followed by the kernels. Lid on the pan and then heat over a medium heat until the popcorn starts to pop.  Move off the heat as soon as the popping stops otherwise the popcorn in the bottom will start to burn.

Preheat the oven to 120c (fan)/140c/Gas Mark 1.

Divide the popped corn between two disposable foil roasting trays.

Into another pan put the sugar, butter, syrup and water.

Heat it gently until the butter melts, stirring it fairly often.

Brush down the sides of the pan with a pastry brush dipped in water to get rid of any sugar crystals.

Bring the mixture to a bubble and let it simmer away for 5 minutes and take it off the heat.

Pour half of the toffee mixture over each tray of popcorn.

Toss the popcorn to start to coat it in toffee.  It’s not easy – you’ll have popcorn flying all over!

Once all mixed up bob the trays into the oven for 15 minutes.

Take them out of the oven and toss them up again, then back into the oven.

You want to bake for 15 minutes and then toss again a total of four times.

The last time they come out of the oven keep turning the popcorn with a spatula, breaking up the pieces until it has cooled enough for the toffee to be set.  Making sure to break up the pieces as you toss and turn.

You can serve it right away – my rule is any pieces that jump out of the tray onto the worktop are mine to eat whilst I work, or you can put it in an airtight container where it will be fine for upto a week.

And the reason for the disposable roasting trays?

This Whisk can’t be bothered chiselling this off my good roasting tin! 😉

Oh and the cute red and white paper cups are by Paper Eskimo on Amazon here – certainly not compulsory but definitely festive!

 Baked Toffee Popcorn!

Ruth Clemens, Baker Extraordinaire

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443 Responses to Day 8 – Toffee Popcorn!

  1. Lucy says:

    Oh this is perfect, thank you! 🙂 one of our traditions is that on Christmas Eve we each open a present of new Christmas PJs and watch a DVD together…with popcorn of course, which is my daughter’s favourite part – she’ll love this!

  2. Karen M says:

    These recipes look yummy

  3. Jane Etheridge says:

    Wow prizes and fab recipes

  4. Kirstie phillipson says:

    I know what I’m making tonight I’ve never thought of doing caramel I normally just add sugar. Will think of you while I’m munching it 🙂

  5. Beverley says:

    We love popcorn and toffee popcorn is my son’s favorite. He will love that I have made homemade popcorn too! Day 8 is good one xoxo

  6. Sue Kershaw says:

    Seems a lot of messing about for something that would last only minutes in our house. I do like the striped cups

  7. Kathryn says:

    Yum love toffee popcorn!

  8. sam smith says:

    i luv pop corn i will defo be giving this a go xx

  9. Lisa Cann says:

    Why the baking? what happens if you just mix the toffee over?

    • If you just mix the toffee over then the popcorn is sticky, like its covered in syrup. The baking carries on cooking the toffee syrup so that it sets hard when cooled, it also dries out the moisture from the popcorn so that it doesn’t go soggy and can be kept in an airtight container and is still good to eat. x

  10. Maree says:

    Will have to make this when watching miracle on 34th street x

  11. wendy daniels says:

    yum yum !!!!

  12. Nicola Thomas says:

    Great idea, kids love popcorn never thought of doing it myself. Might try a spicy version for hubby.x

  13. Alexandra says:

    Another lovely idea Ruth! These cute little paper cups would stop us from eating too much too..unless I just kept refilling them of course!!

  14. Emma H says:

    Lovely! So moreish.

  15. Sarah Lines says:

    My kids love pop corn and this is so easy, will definitely be trying this for a lovely Christmas snack!

  16. Jen Schofield says:

    Such a better take on shop bought toffee popcorn! Defintely giving this a try 🙂

  17. Susan Cameron says:

    Miles cheaper and tastier than stale cinema popcorn.I might try this with some chocolate added to the recipe!

  18. Dominique Lapointe says:

    mm mm good!

  19. Polly says:

    Saturday night is popcorn night in our house. Dare I treat them to this version tonight?

  20. Laura Thomson says:

    Do you think it would work with a dairy free alternative to butter? Have a small child friend who can’t have dairy and sweet treats are hard to come by!

  21. Catherine Atherton says:


  22. Diana says:

    Lovely! The kids will love this! Thank you.

  23. Mairi says:

    Perfect, I love toffee popcorn, thank you x

  24. Catherine says:

    This is genius!! Xx

  25. Emily Mills says:

    I love those striped cups!

  26. Alison Inglis says:

    Mmmm ideal nibbles whilst watching all the Christmas movies;-)

  27. Alison Whittaker says:

    Dam I have just come back from shopping…. Oh well tesco here I come again!!!

  28. Sheikhs says:

    This is my younger brother and sister (6 &41/2)
    Favorite treat..very easy and yammy..
    Thank you for sharing this recipe with us

  29. Rachel says:

    Will definitely try this!

  30. Linda B says:

    Another brilliant idea… we’re all going to gain a stone before Christmas at this rate! x

  31. Sandi says:

    Lovely idea for when you’re fed up of Christmas type food.

  32. Gina Mcilwraith says:

    Yum, great idea for weekend with Christmas films

  33. Hayley scales says:

    Wow the first to comment!!!
    My little boy has now started checking to see what the next day brings (this is his favourite so far), we have friends coming round this evening with 2 children, I think this could be on the menu!!!!!

  34. Beth says:

    Could do with some of this to eat whilst watching Elf… 🙂 And the paper cups are so cute!

  35. Leanne fawcett says:

    Yummy, toffee popcorn!! Will go down a treat whilst watching X factor final tonight!! Xx

  36. Caroline Praed says:

    At last – something in popcorn that is not salty!!
    Many thanks…

  37. Eileen Pashute says:

    Ooh scrumptious x

  38. Sarah Tomlinson says:

    This would be great to do with the kids! Thank you 😉

  39. Sally Tattersfield says:

    We have popcorn most weeks but usually just throw some butter and syrup over. This takes it to the next level – going to be trying this very soon 🙂

  40. Fiona McQueen says:

    mmm thay look lovely and so easy…must try

  41. caroline says:

    Toffee popcorn is my fave! I’m so making this tonight….when the kids have gone to bed!

  42. Julia Durance says:

    This will be a good one for Boxing Day whilst watching a Christmas movie and just chilling!!

  43. Karen Chaudhry says:

    There ae just too many nice recipes to make! Thank you

  44. Elaine Baldwin says:

    really cute with the little cups will def have to give this a go x

  45. Jodi says:

    What a great idea x

  46. Syma Fareed says:

    ooh yum!! going to take thesed to work for a christmas jacobs join!!

  47. Sharon says:

    My family loves popcorn we tried it once and forgot to put the lid on!! We still laugh about it !!

  48. Emma Hazlewood says:

    So bizarre, i was actually wondering how to make this yesterday! Thanks 🙂

  49. Sandy says:

    Mmmm toffee popcorn, I just love it!

  50. Gemma says:

    Good idea using the disposable trays 🙂

  51. suzette says:

    nom nom..just right for those xmas movies

  52. Vicky says:

    Another fab recipe. Thank you

  53. EMMA WALTERS says:


  54. Sian Loxston-Beed says:

    This looks so yummy!

  55. Danielle Cohen says:

    Top tip using disposable trays.

  56. Mmmm can’t beat toffee popcorn!

  57. Debbie says:

    My girls would love this!

  58. Sally Campbell says:

    Perfect for saturday night movie night with the family!!x

  59. Tracy Nixon says:

    Naught but nice – well we watch more movies at home now as the cinema is so expensive – so a great recipe to try! Thank you

  60. Alana Walker says:

    my fave type of popcorn!x

  61. cathy says:

    great idea we love popcorn usually just buttered will try it with toffee and minimal washing up – fab

  62. Beth Hockley says:


  63. Rachel says:

    looks great!

  64. Zodius says:

    I’d not considered making my own popcorn before, but have used it in chocolatey gifts. This certainly goes the whole hog, and with clear steps throughout as always. Thanks.

  65. Susan Crosswaite says:


  66. Alexis says:

    Perfect when your watching a Christmas film 🙂

  67. Lin Young says:

    an absolute essential – already printed out a copy and its on kitchen board
    we are getting spoilt now!!!

  68. Laura Bull says:

    Yet another tasty treat I would happily tuck into! Yummy!

  69. Ant says:

    Wow, these look amazing. I know a couple of kids (and one adult) that would go nuts over these1

  70. Gemma samanta says:

    Yummy quick and easy defi ately trying this one

  71. jenny cook says:

    I love the cute little cartons

  72. Judith Tomkinson says:

    My husband like salted popcorn. But I think that toffee popcorn is the only way to go. Thanks Ruth.

  73. Rebecca Blake says:

    Oooo sooo naughty

  74. Lynne Donnelly says:

    mmmm delicious!

  75. nicci cowdell-murray says:

    My kids absolutely love pop corn might give this one a go , thanks for the fab recipe

  76. Mary says:

    soo cute.

  77. Clare F Wood says:

    my girls would love this

  78. Mo Silverman says:

    Love, love, LOVE this!

  79. Clare Webb says:

    Oooooh no!! It’s bad enough that I can buy toffee popcorn let alone make it myself! My poor poor teeth 🙁 Haha, thanks darl, will definitely have to have a try!

  80. Kath Dumbleton says:

    This looks really easy to do 🙂

  81. Looks yummy, and I’m loving those popcorn cups x

  82. Janet says:

    That’s a very clever idea about the disposable roasting tin. It’s the sort of thing I always think of AFTER I’ve made an unholy mess in the kitchen. Thanks for that!

  83. Karen says:

    Oh that looks like just the thing for a movie night! x

  84. Charlotte H says:


  85. clara cort says:

    that looks great and very yummie!!!

  86. Karen Mottram says:

    I cannot believe this is today’s post! I was at a posh garden centre yesterday, they had a 6 inch pavlova case for sale for £11.99!!! And toffee ‘air popped’ corn for £6 a bag. I could supply my whole road with popcorn for £6 now!

    Karen x

  87. Charley Foulds says:

    Looks Fab- will love this with a good movie on a Saturday night!!!

  88. hannah says:

    The toffee popcorn sounds delicious, a perfect treat to enjoy whilst snuggling up watching Christmas films X

  89. Victoria says:

    What a danger, I have all the ingredients at home!!

  90. Rach Woodcock says:

    supper yummy, I’m off to try this with the kids right now!

  91. Amanda says:

    Very easy way to keep the kids quiet!

  92. Ann says:

    Lovely…..pull up a seat and lets watch a film and eat popcorn.

  93. Paula Phillips says:

    I love toffee popcorn but never knew how to make it at home so I’m going to try this recipe.

  94. Geegee says:

    I think this may be made tonight to eat whilst sitting in front of the fire and watching a film.

  95. Nikki L says:

    Mmm, much beter than cinema popcorn!

  96. ali.b. says:

    Thanks for this recipe – I think my kids will love it xx

  97. Clare says:

    I didn’t realised this was so easy to make. Thanks for another great recipe 🙂

  98. Maria says:

    This looks great I can’t wait to make this for a movie night.

  99. Lynne Lee-Diep says:

    This brings back memories! Used to love making popcorn as a child. Used to make a similar topping but thought it was butterscotch 🙂 Didn’t bake it though, just poured on to popcorn and stirred 🙂

  100. Jen Snaith says:

    Perfect for a Saturday night in front of the telly x

  101. Janet Powell says:

    love the idea that any that pop out of the pan belong to the cook. sounds good to me!

  102. Judi Delaney says:

    Can’t believe I’ve got all the ingredients – guess what I’ll be scoffing whilst watching Strictly tonight?!

  103. Donna Owen says:

    Yummy 🙂

  104. Clare H says:

    I like the look of these!

  105. traceyh says:

    perfect !
    we are watching white christmas this afternoon.
    christmas movie and popcorn, fan dabby dozey !

  106. Lesley G says:

    Watching a festive film with the family later so this will be perfect! Thank you

  107. Helen Huxley says:

    Just the thing for a per Christmas movie night

  108. Mel Briscoe says:

    I never thought of popcorn as Christmasy but I might try doing that this year.

  109. Linsey Slater says:

    This looks like a fun and scrumptious recipe. I’ll definitely be trying it!

  110. Kirsty Common says:

    cant wait to try

  111. Michelle Leonard says:

    They look rather tempting!

  112. Lucy Birks says:

    Great idea for when the girls come over for Christmas drinks

  113. Dawne says:

    It’s like you read my mind! I bought some popping corn the other day and I was wondering what flavours to do!

  114. Karen Shuttleworth says:

    Must put popping corn on my shopping list, this looks lush

  115. nichola says:

    Perfect for watching saturday night tv

  116. Jaki King says:

    This would ideal for sitting in front of the tv watching xmas films 🙂

  117. Samantha Lloyd says:

    I used to make a very similar popcorn when I was at Uni. Lovely recipe

  118. Jo Dowsett says:

    Looks scrummy. The temptation to ditch the to do list and sit down with a festive film and toffee popcorn is almost irresistible…

  119. Kim chapman says:

    Yummy 🙂

  120. Elizabeth Lee says:

    Have always wanted to know what made the ‘sugar stick to the popcorn’, won’t bother buying the ready made from supermarkets now, will give this a go

  121. Rhonda says:

    Oh yum! I love toffee popcorn!

  122. Lisa Rowsell says:

    I have a very sweet tooth, and popcorn is one of my favourite snacks.

  123. Trish says:

    Thanks for this, perfect for all the Christmas films coming up!

  124. Lisa Fuller says:

    Mmmmmm this is perfect for snuggling on the sofa watching ‘Polar Express’ 🙂

  125. Claire Carter says:

    I am not sure how much more I can cope with! Nom nom!

  126. Olivia says:

    Love the little striped pots as well!

  127. Fiona Dobson says:

    This sounds really nice x

  128. Laura Birkin says:

    What a great idea, I usually just sprinkle mine with sugar! x

  129. Chloe Hocking says:

    ‘my rule is any pieces that jump out of the tray onto the worktop are mine to eat whilst I work’ – I think that’s a rule I could follow 😛

  130. Rachel Brown says:

    Oh yum!

  131. Alice Hassett says:

    that’ll be perfect for the cinema tonight 🙂

  132. Lisa Williams says:

    YUM! I love toffee popcorn 🙂

  133. tracy s says:


  134. Lorraine Johnson says:

    We are giving this a go tonight. Popcorn & Elf DVD!

  135. Susan Bowe says:

    OMG this looks awesome. Will be trying tonight

  136. andrea says:

    Love popcorn xx

  137. lesley-anne burnett says:

    oh yummy! need to make these 🙂

  138. Lee says:

    Looks delicious 🙂

  139. rosie says:

    Ooh! My favourite!

  140. Megan Heffer says:

    Mmm I love toffee popcorn … so much better than any other flavour !! x

  141. Victoria says:

    Can I ask where you got the red & white cups that the popcorn is in – i love these!

  142. Alison Damant says:

    I love popcorn!!!!!

  143. Emma Manley says:

    Wow, yummy! Gonna try this soon!

  144. Carolyn says:

    mmm this would be great with my all time favourite christmas movie – Elf!

  145. This one is for my Grandson – he loves popcorn 🙂

  146. Mary says:

    Oh lovely. This will accompany our Christmas Eve movie and hot chocolate very nicely. 🙂

  147. Greg Dykes says:

    this looks good

  148. karen sewell says:

    Fabtabulous popcorn….definately one to make with the children xx

  149. Donna says:

    My girls will love this.

  150. Juliet says:

    The popcorn will go down a treat with my kids 🙂

  151. Grainne Redmond says:

    Mmm… A big bowl of this and watching Elf – what could be better?

  152. Sue says:

    This looks so much better than normal popcorn that I make. Will be making a batch for the family and make our evening in front of the TV better than an evening at the cinema

  153. Linda Arbuckle says:

    This looks so yummy. Does anyone know where you can get GMO free or organic popping corn though.

  154. Jeannette Austen says:

    Sorted this will be happening tonight for when we put up the tree 🙂

  155. Nicola Smaller says:

    Have had to hide this from my children!

  156. Karen says:

    Perfect! I’ve been looking for a recipe for this for a long while now. Will definitely give this one a go.

  157. Claire says:

    My oh my – this is def something we will be making.

  158. Mark Palmer says:

    Great recipe

  159. Gill L says:

    Well now I know what we’ll be having when we’re watching Elf tomorrow!

  160. Glynis Rowntree says:

    So good that it can be made in advance – very handy at this busy time of year.

  161. Sue Harte says:

    Popcorn is always a good idea!

  162. Allie Taylor says:


  163. Kelsey Harkness-Jones says:

    Yum! Can’t wait for movie night! Xxx

  164. Joan says:

    Baked toffee popcorn sounds delicious. Snuggled up at home with the heating on and watching my favourite dvd bliss

  165. Mrs P says:

    Can’t wait to try this one-a perfect holiday treat!

  166. Lauren says:

    Totally agree with the disposable trays!
    Toffee popcorn my fave 🙂 x

  167. Jay Scales says:

    Oh this looks lush! Would be good to make for the traditional annual viewing of Miracle on 34th Street 😀

  168. Kim Window says:

    I love Popcorn! Thanks for this easy recipe 🙂

  169. julie crane says:

    I am so hungry,i could really do with this right now.I am watching a bad christmas movie
    and the popcorn would make it more enjoyable.


  170. Emma says:

    Yum yum!

  171. Jules H says:

    Am I the first to leave a comment today? Wow! this looks great – my family will love it watching movies and eating popcorn, too! love it.

  172. Rachel says:

    thanks for a great idea for a film night

  173. Priscilla Stubbs says:

    I love popcorn and this looks really scrummy, will have to give it a go

  174. Clare says:

    Yum. Looks ace. It would be perfect for watching the X factor final tonight. Well it would help me endure it! X

  175. Gemma Clark says:

    ooo Toffee popcorn is my fave 😀

  176. christine potter says:

    My son is into popcorn I think I could make the toffee popcorn for him.

  177. Michelle kelly says:

    scrummy in my tummy

  178. Emma Lodge says:

    Yummy for Christmas films!

  179. S Hall says:

    We absolutely love popcorn in our house so this will make a fantastic new taste, just need a good movie to go with it!!!

  180. Laura H says:

    Wow! What a prize to cook up a storm in the kitchen with!

  181. Alison Blewett says:

    Brilliant, that’s this evening sorted 🙂

  182. suzysunshine7 says:

    It’s so easy when you know how, isn’t it? – and far cheaper, fresher, and much more fun than bought. A great snack to munch on while snuggling up on the sofa and watching all those Yuletide films…..Merry Christmas!

  183. Sue says:

    What a great recipe – will please my nieces no end when we are watching DVDs and need popcorn:)
    Regards Sue

  184. Sarah says:

    Delicious. x

  185. Hannah says:

    Yum! Perfect for munching during all those traditional Christmas films!

  186. Louise Sabel says:

    Wow. Perfect for snuggling on the sofa with a cheesy Christmas movie 🙂

  187. Karen Hepburn says:

    Looks good if I made it I wouldnt be sharing

  188. Lynne W says:

    Fantastic toffee popcorn. One to test the teeth on

  189. Wendy Tolhurst says:

    That sounds absolutely delicious! Most of it would have to end up on the worktop in my house!!

  190. Theresa Waterlow says:

    That looks so delicious – I think I hear it call my name!!!

  191. Lizz Williams says:

    This looks really easy and very tasty!

  192. TracieB says:

    Mmmmmm yummy. A definite must have for our Christmas movie viewing! 🙂 x x

  193. Sandra Watt says:


  194. wendy devlin says:

    This looks great! I might have to try some for my little boy’s birthday party next week!

  195. Jilee Patterson says:

    I love Toffee Popcorn!!!

  196. we’ve ALL these ingrediant right now! might so this with the kids tomorrow

  197. Lizzie says:

    Step into Christmas x

  198. nicola says:

    these look so cute in those little tubs! x

  199. Ruth Garland says:

    I love nothing more than snuggling up in front of the fire, watching a good film, and this is the perfect accompaniment! Thanks, Ruth xx

  200. Hayley jones says:

    Mmmmm this looks delicious

  201. Claire Shurrock says:

    Yum yum!!

  202. liz wilson says: will love this

  203. Louise Laggan says:

    Oh my! I actually started drooling as soon as I started to read this one! YUMMY

  204. Caroline says:

    Perfect, movie night tonight!

  205. Donna says:

    Looks yum!

  206. diane hibble says:

    Looks delish… something I could make with the kids. thanks

  207. Steven K says:

    A movie’s not complete without delicious popcorn!

  208. Jess Bleeze says:

    Lovely x

  209. Rachael G says:

    Will certainly be making this very soon!

  210. Jamila says:


  211. Deborah Lawe says:


  212. Jamila says:

    Wait… am I first? Hooray!

  213. Heather Hodgson says:

    I love toffee popcorn!

  214. norah wilton says:

    Great tip re sticking them back in the oven, last time I tried this I ended up with only half coated before the toffee hardened!

  215. tessa says:

    I have been looking for a recipe for toffee popcorn for ages! This one looks perfect!

  216. Liz Warner says:

    Whoppie!! Kids loved it! Curled up on the sofa & watched nativity with a huge bowl of toffee popcorn!:-)

  217. Emily B says:

    Yum! Perfect for an Xmas film.

  218. Annamarie Riddiford says:

    I am so impressed. I have wanted a good recipe for toffee popcorn for years and have not found one until now. Thank you

  219. Clare Wright says:

    O yum!

  220. Holly Bower says:

    Could of done with this recipe yesterday, I could of taken it to the panto this afternoon! I will save it for next year

  221. Angela Nicholson says:

    Thanks for the comp

  222. Karrie says:

    Fabulous – yum!!

  223. Katherine says:

    This looks so yummy!

  224. Becky Heath says:

    I can’t wait to try this tomorrow as having a relaxing movie day with my hubby x

  225. Angie says:

    Looking forward to making this ! Looks yummy!

  226. Ali says:

    Christmas Eve treat sorted!

  227. Eleanor says:

    Yum, this looks fab! I made some caramel popcorn the other week and it was delicious – might have to try this, just to compare and contrast… 🙂

  228. Adam says:

    and you can add a bit of salt as salt caramel is very fashionable at the moment it seems

  229. Jo says:

    I love toffee popcorn. Unfortunately whenever my son makes popcorn he salts it. Salted popcorn is so wrong!

  230. Emily Mills says:

    Yum yum!

  231. rachel says:

    looks delicious,going to have to try it-thanks

  232. Mary-Ellen says:

    Yum! Just the thing for a festive home movie night.

  233. Angharad says:

    Yummy. Got some popcorn in the cupboard so going to give it a go 🙂

  234. Hannah P says:

    I make popcorn all the time for hosting small groups of people – but never knew how to make it this nice!

  235. Vanessa Belcher says:

    Have to admit have never heard of baking popcorn

  236. Janet Robertson says:

    this looks easy to make

  237. Barbara says:

    Great for movie nights in!!!

  238. Trish says:

    No brainer in our house. We LOVE popcorn here!

  239. Lynetta says:

    Shah cute little cases . Love movie nights like this. That’s what families are all about

  240. Janet Williams says:

    Never made it before, but I’ll give it a try. The grandchildren will love it.

  241. Sue Matthews says:

    Just made this toffee dog is still hiding as he hates noises so the popping of the corn was not his favourite activity of the day!!! But, that aside….we are now sitting waiting for Strictly to start with toffee popcorn to eat…which is yummy definately the best homemade toffee popcorn EVER!!! oh..and my dog has joined us too…he also loves popcorn….popping clearly has been forgotten

  242. Kirsty Domakin says:

    ooooh the children will love this. But will they get a chance?…. my hubby is a popcorn fanatic!!

  243. Claire says:

    I love this recipe. I always wondered how to make this style of popcorn 🙂

  244. Sophie Hedley says:

    This looks lush 🙂

  245. Corrinne says:

    Oh brilliant!!! I’ve heard that popcorn isn’t fattening!!! Sooo I can indulge and still fit in my elasticated waist jeans. 🙂 🙂 🙂 lol. X

  246. Helen says:

    This popcorn looks yummy, I can’t wait to try it. Thank you for all your great recipes!

  247. Caroline Scott says:

    these look great but I think I am probably too lazy to do the fourtimes-baking part. It’ll be a bag of butterkist at my house if anything!

  248. Michelle L says:

    Thanks for this recipe Ruth! Looking forward to trying it out – yummy!

  249. Helen Cosby says:

    I love making popcorn and my husband will love this recipe

  250. leannelong says:

    A shipping container will definitely be required for all these fab goodies. And the toffee popcorn is tempting too.

  251. Elke says:

    I’m with you on the disposable baking trays. Great idea and a fab recipe, thanks!


    Oooh yum will have to give this a try xoxo

  253. Louise Turner says:

    Must admit i’ve never made popcorn at home and I didn;t realise it would be so easy – may have a go myself now!

  254. Melanie Hughes-Arron says:

    What a lovely set,handy for on the christmas table!!

  255. Vikki Peden says:

    Think I’ll be making this for Christmas Eve

  256. Rose says:

    Mmmm Pyrex – really useful to have, but so many people dismiss it which is a shame

  257. Linda Thompson says:

    I’ve tried making toffee popcorn before resulting in a soggy mess, great idea to bake it. I know what I am doing tonight!

  258. Donna says:

    Need to try this ASAP

  259. Robert Macolive says:

    I love this blog! About time we saw you on TV again isn’t it?

  260. Sabrina Smith says:

    Oooh perfect for our Christmas Eve tradition of watching Polar Express in our jammies!

  261. kirsty hazlewood says:

    Mmmm yum yum perfect on a cold winters night 🙂

  262. Tamara says:

    Looks fab.

  263. Alison says:

    Think I am going be a dress size bigger after Christmas!!

  264. Gemma Brooks says:

    This popcorn is def going in my ‘to try’ list!!

  265. kerry s says:

    ‘healthy’ snack 🙂

  266. Jo Kelly says:

    Oooooh. I honestly had no idea how to make popcorn from scratch. The kiddies would love to try making this x

  267. Juliet Flower says:

    Always wondered how to do this. Thank you!!!

  268. Sara Harrison says:

    loving the busy lady style, my kinda baker x

  269. Sue says:

    Mmmmmmm, lovely!

  270. Natalie Henderson says:

    Genius! I must make this! 🙂

  271. sram says:

    Love toffee flavoured popcorn!

  272. Clemmie G says:

    I never thought of making my own toffee popcorn – bet it’s lush! Will definitely be giving it a go x

  273. Sue Robinson says:

    Ooooh, great recipe

  274. k dunn says:

    wow yum! definitely trying this one! thanks

  275. Suzy C says:

    A Blockbuster of a treat.

  276. Melody says:

    That’s my Andy sorted for snacks!

  277. Jennine bunn says:

    Love this especially dare I say it the disposable trays a must in a busy working mums kitchen cannot wait to try this recipe……yum. X

  278. Cristina says:

    my favorite

  279. Elaine Davies says:

    Perfect for eating in front of a Christmas film I think!

  280. anne says:

    I am making this for my daughter tomorrow!
    Thank you for sharing.

  281. Jean Stewart says:

    So little time and so many gorgeous lovely recipies – where do I start?

  282. Clare Martin says:

    Will definitely make this popcorn

  283. Rebecca Hawkins says:


  284. Choclette says:

    I’ve often wondered how to make toffee popcorn, now I know and next time I feel like popcorn, I’ll give it a try. Thank you.

  285. Jackie says:

    I love toffee popcorn. Never thought of doing it myself. But a fab treat, to sit down with a tub of that and watch those good old films after the washing up is done.

  286. Kate Leonard says:

    Those red and white cups are fab!

  287. joanne says:

    wow my children love popcorn!! I will for sure having a go at this reipe!!

  288. Alison Kirk says:

    My boys love popcorn so this is a must. Top tip about the disposable trays too! 😉

  289. Gill Baxter says:

    This looks great, I will have to try it, as I think my kids would love it and hopefully it would not be too difficult. oh and I would love the hamper ( shipping container!) of goodies, that would get me trying a lot more adventurous things with my baking!

  290. shelley says:

    ooooooooh yum ive never made my own popcorn but i will be now!! this looks fab

  291. Jennifer Hale says:

    Fantastic recipe – I’ve always wanted to make proper toffee popcorn at home, will definitely be giving it a go!

  292. Gavin says:

    Hurrah for popcorn

  293. Wendy says:

    Yum…haven’t had this since I was a kid! Will now be introducing my own kids to it, I think!!

  294. Kerrie Heath says:

    Sounds delicious, we love popcorn in our house with just a little salt and butter.

  295. Sarah Gosling says:

    I love popcorn, so will definately be giving this a go.

  296. Kelly Bostock says:

    fab idea – my boys will love this x

  297. Maggi says:

    We just LOVE popcorn

  298. Maggi says:

    We just LOVE popcorn

  299. Maggi says:

    We just LOVE popcorn

  300. Maggi says:

    We just LOVE popcorn

  301. Elaine says:

    What a shame my kids hate popcorn, more for me 🙂

  302. caroline longdon says:

    Love popcorn!

  303. Cheryl says:

    You wouldnt believe how much I love popcorn, these recipes are just toooo good, and still 4 more to go?!?!

  304. patsy says:

    Kids would love this.

  305. Ceri Jackson says:


  306. Kate Ward says:

    Scrummy!!!!! xx

  307. Sara wright says:

    Looks delicious.

  308. Karen Evans says:


  309. Jo Spaul says:

    My 5 year old would go mad for this – she loves popcorn!

  310. claire says:

    looks sooo lovely!

  311. Kelly Dougherty says:

    Perfect accompanient whilst wrapping christmas pressies tomorrow afternoon!

  312. mary says:

    what a fab idea i always wanted to know an easy way to do toffee popcorn. thank-you

  313. Samia says:

    Fantastic! Thanks for posting this recipe. A Christmas movie night now beckons with toffee popcorn and huge mugs of hot chocolate. Time to dust down my copy of “It’s A Wonderful Life” 🙂

  314. Bernice says:

    This looks lovely and I love the little pop corn boxes – too cute!

  315. Elizabeth says:

    Yummy!!! This is definitely going on my ‘to do’ list!!! xxx

  316. Michelle says:

    Blimey, what a lot of comments! Nothing to do with that van load of Xmas goodies (ahem!)
    That popcorn looks deeeelish, will deffo give it a go, if only we had the roaring fire to go with it!

  317. Leanne Tory says:

    I have only ever made popcorn in the microwave so I think I will give this a try. It looks yummy and easy. With so many great xmas films on, movie night 🙂

  318. Diane says:

    Very tempting but i’ve gotta watch out for the dentist! LOL

  319. Jennifer says:

    lovely idea to bake in oven

  320. Melissa Beattie says:

    My wee sister loves toffee popcorn. Thanks for the recipe.

  321. angie says:

    phew…just made it today with a few minutes to spare! this popcorn looks scrumdidly umptious.. will definitely be trying this. thanks again for super recipe.

  322. Claudine Kelly says:

    Love homemade popcorn but I’ve been struggling to find popping kernels anywhere lately. Only microwaveable stuff, hate it! Will continue searching until I get MY POPCORN!

  323. Michelle says:

    Jeeez I am going to be a stone heavier by day 12 lol! X

  324. Christine Sanderson says:

    Love those popcorn containers will definately be ordering some.

  325. Claire Dando says:

    A favourite!

  326. Katie says:

    Perfect for Xmas movies , and for stringing on the tree!

  327. Stella Bailey says:

    Great toffee popcorn

  328. Diane Tomlinson says:

    Like it! Nice pots…lovely idea, if you can let me know how to stop he kids spilling it and stuffing it between the sofa, we’ re there! 😉

  329. Charlotte Rogers says:

    Delicious and perfect for when we’ve decorated the tree

  330. Hollie says:

    My mum would love this!

  331. Sian says:

    I shall definitely need to ive this a go, after christmas now though I think.

  332. Sally Barstow says:


  333. Helen says:

    Great recipe…and I just love the serving cups!

  334. Kathleen Connolly says:

    This looks fantastic.

  335. Belinda McIntosh says:

    I’d actually never considered making this before, but you make it seem so easy!

  336. Tricia Morrison says:

    mmm… love toffee popcorn!!

  337. Amy says:

    This looks tasty!! I like the idea of the little pots
    Amy x

  338. Harriet Cannon says:

    I always tell myself that popcorn is healthy (pleeeease don’t tell me otherwise!)

  339. sheila daniell says:


  340. Jennie says:

    I wish I had made this today to eat whilst watch ‘Elf’. Another of your recipes I will definitely be trying over Christmas xx

  341. Vanessa Cox says:

    Fabulous 🙂

  342. Rachel Browne says:

    Perfect for watching elf

  343. Angela Cairns says:

    One for my children, they love popcorn and the bakeware would be much appreciated.

  344. spleenyone says:

    my kids will love this with a Christmas film – perfect for xmas eve!

  345. Annette Hanley says:

    We have planned to have a movie and popcorn before bed time Christmas eve this would be lovely will be giving this a try thank you for a fab idea.

  346. Lauren Thomas says:

    Ooooh, yummy! I’m going through a MASSIVE popcorn phase at the moment. I convince myself it’s a “healthier” option”

  347. Jasmine says:

    Much better than the shop bought popcorn

  348. Jen Webster says:

    Now you are talking!! Christmas eve snacks sorted!

  349. Nicola says:

    Made this lovely toffeelicios treat this afternoon for our early evening movie.. Everyone loved the popcorn and I know it will become a firm favourite. I like the cartons you show in the picture, although judging on how my lot reacted, they may be too small and they will be asking for refills every few mins!

  350. Kathy Akroyd says:

    This is great. I’ve tried toffee popcorn before but it’s never been that successful, probably cos I just tossed it into the toffee then let it set. Always ended up soggy, now I know about your baking method, should be straight forward so thanks. x

  351. Tania says:

    How can I sneak this into the cinema without eating it on the way ???!!!

  352. Jane Hughes says:


  353. Sharon Carleton says:

    will definately be trying this one out.

  354. Loops says:

    My Christmas presents are going to be totally Pink Whisked this year!

    In fact so are the office – I’m making your cheese and onion bread to take in for a pot-luck lunch this week 🙂

  355. Louise Brown says:

    Thanks for the disposable tray tip. I hate cleaning really stuck on stuff.

  356. Dawn Lightwood says:

    Defo making this Xmas eve.

  357. Lucy says:

    One of the few great American inventions!!

  358. Linda Illingworth says:

    note to self- remember to leave some for santa. do reindeer like popcorn? i think so

  359. Kelly Ellison says:

    Fantastic Gunna give this a try on Xmas eve and sit down with the family and enjoy all the xmassy films x

  360. Sez says:

    Beats butterkist, looks really naughty

  361. Andrea Burke says:

    We all loved this one…we took it to cinema with us 😉 to see Nativity 2… don’t think i’ll bother buy one there again…

  362. Mandy A says:

    Another good one to try 🙂

  363. Mandy Fuge says:

    Who would want shop bought pre-packed popcorn once you’ve made it like this? … so yummy!

  364. Lee says:

    fantastic idea – and I hoping I have now entered in the correct place as I will be so upset if I’m not in with a chance to win this amazing prize



  365. Gillian Greathead says:

    Perfect for snuggling up and watching a film x

  366. Florence Stringer says:

    Looks great! Perfect snack to have with a Christmasy film.

  367. Becky Lewis says:

    Amazing – we made this yesterday and took it to the cinema – kids loved it !!!

  368. Kate Cook says:

    an absolute favourite in our house – Xmas eve here we come…

  369. Zara Royle says:

    Perfect for a Christmas film!

  370. Aly Makin says:

    Now all I need is a good Christmas film to watch! X

  371. Helen Milligan says:


  372. Helen Oliver says:

    Just perfect for Christmas, minimum effort and maximum results. You always know just what to tempt us with Ruthxx

  373. Clare adkins says:


  374. justine meyer says:

    the kids will love these

  375. Jo Hughes says:

    My girls love popcorn

  376. caroline says:

    Just. . .yum, yum x x

  377. Claire Humphreys says:

    Sounds delicious!!

  378. Julie Mitchell says:


  379. Joanna says:

    A classic Christmas movie and some toffee popcorn, all snuggled up 🙂

  380. Gemma Lizemore says:

    Woo Hoo….. bring on movie night!!!

  381. Lucy says:

    Time to dust off popcorn maker for the home cinema.

  382. Louise says:

    Love love love toffee popcorn!

  383. mel h says:

    Perfect for watching those Xmas movies! x

  384. This is a luxurious addition to film night – now I just need to find a copy of Elf 🙂

  385. Jill says:

    MY boyfriend and I are going to make this. We are going to use Paul Hollywood’s tip of boiling water to remove the caramel from our tin. 🙂

  386. dirtgirl says:

    Would just love any one of the gifts in this hamper for my lovely sister in law in UK.

  387. Liana S says:

    Yummy treats for christmas movie night 🙂

  388. Cenders says:

    My Grand kids would enjoy this!

  389. Natty says:

    Love this and the little containers too!

  390. Sarah Roy says:

    I know one little boy (and one big mummy!) that will love chomping on this!

  391. Niamh Lewis says:


  392. Robina Mushtaq says:

    Will be giving this recipe a go! Thanks!

  393. Keith says:

    Just the thing for a new boy in the kitchen

  394. Anna Marie says:

    Boxing Day movie night methinks 🙂

  395. Julia says:

    Big bowl of popcorn, Christmas film on telly, Happy Days!

  396. Katie says:

    YUM! This one is definitely a keeper! Shall get it written into the recipe book.

  397. Rachael Green says:


  398. Jemma Cripps says:

    hopefully posting in the right place now as had posted via Facebook every day so glad I saw your Facebook message in time Ruth.

  399. Ann Quinn says:

    how would you make sweet or butter popcorn. Prefer them to toffee.

  400. Sue Slade says:

    Just need a good film and it’s a perfect Saturday night! x

  401. Jill says:

    We just made it and it was yummy!

  402. Sarah Newman says:

    I saw popping corn in the supermarket last week, but thought I’d better find a recipe first. Now I’ve got no excuse!

  403. Jane Walters says:

    thanks for the recipe 🙂

  404. Amanda Whitmarsh says:

    Hubby’s favourite popcorn, so I guess I’ll be making this before the weekend! x

  405. Rachel F says:

    Tooth-achingly lovely!x

  406. Lisa Armes says:

    Looks yum but unfortunately due to the tooth I’ll not be having this in a hurry!

  407. Debbie Morris says:


  408. zoe leask says:

    sooo easy n yummy

  409. Deborah Gaunt says:

    Another great festive recipe – loving the reduced washing up with this one!

  410. Sam Maher says:

    Does popping corn go off? I have a packet of the stuff from two Christmases ago when I realised that popcorn garlands would just encourage the dogs to eat the tree.

  411. Aidrienne Branagan says:

    Will have to make this for when we watch .
    ‘Miracle on 42nd Street’

  412. michelle says:

    Going to have to make this for the peachicks as they are popcorn mad – and always looking for new ways of making it for them as can’t buy it due to their allergies!

  413. sue p says:

    The children will love this

  414. Rachel Norris says:

    So easy, but so nice

  415. Lucy says:

    I’ve made popcorn before, but never baked it! If it solves the stickiness problem, I’ll have to give it a try….

  416. Megan Henderson says:

    Yes Popcorn! I will eat you!! Nom nom!

  417. Ooooh I love the festive containers!

  418. Michelle says:

    mmmmmm love popcorn, this looks awesome xx

  419. Rachel Stainthorpe says:

    This is amazing, I love toffee popcorn. Will definitely be trying this 🙂

  420. Jenny says:

    roll on it’s a wonderful life

  421. Mathilde Prénas says:

    I’ve made it this afternoon. It tasted and smelled delicious!

  422. Liz says:

    My husband would love this, going to make some for our Boxing Day movie night!

  423. Elspeth Woods says:

    Wow, perfect for all of the Christmas films. Planning on hiring ‘Arthur Little’ my 5 year-old would love this to watch it with!

  424. Jill Ridley says:

    Can’t wait for movie night 🙂

  425. Claire says:

    I neeed to make this – plan for tomorrow night!

  426. Laura Finlayson says:

    Loving it movie and now the popcorn to go !

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  428. Alison Tait says:

    Is this your version of “Butterkist”? I’ve been in Canada for 45 years and have yet to find a sweet popcorn to match that taste. Poppycock is the closest that I have found.

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