Do-it-Yourself PoPcOrN by Casey Cocoa Butter

Who doesn't love a hot bowl of popcorn smothered in butter and salted to perfection!?! Throw in a great movie and you have a perfect evening between friends, make it a romantic comedy and sub the boyfriend for a sweet date night and soak it all up with your beverage of choice.  Personally, I prefer a warm bowl of salty sweet kettle corn - nothing against good ol' fashioned butter, traditionally enjoyed with popcorn.  With a sweet tooth like mine, I gotta have the sugar! So, to celebrate national popcorn day (http://www.popcorn.org/)  I am going to post a very basic and delicious sweet and salty popcorn recipe. It is wonderful both warm and at room temperature —just in case you get sidetracked by a steamy scene in your movie.....

Oil and Sugar to Start

Sweet and Salty Popcorn

1/4 c oil
1/4 c sugar
1/2 c popcorn kernels
1/4 tsp salt [add to taste]
 
Directions:
1. in a large pot with a lid heat the oil and stir in the sugar
2. be careful not to burn the sugar- so once the oil is hot, add in the kernels and cover with the lid
3. over medium/high heat shake the pot with the lid on continually. The kernels will begin to pop- DONT STOP SHAKING. [otherwise the sugar will burn on the bottom]
Keep it Moving in There so You Don't Burn the Kernels
1. in a large pot with a lid heat the oil and stir in the sugar
2. be careful not to burn the sugar- so once the oil is hot, add in the kernels and cover with the lid
3. over medium/high heat shake the pot with the lid on continually. The kernels will begin to pop- DONT STOP SHAKING. [otherwise the sugar will burn on the bottom]
4. once the popping slows, turn the heat off and allow the last few kernels to pop. pour the popcorn into a very large bowl
5. while still hot, pour the salt over the popcorn and toss lightly together. now eat :]
 
"salted popcorn" Voila!