Caramel Cayenne Popcorn

Caramel Cayenne Popcorn


A spicy twist on a familiar favourite! 🍿 Made in Le Creuset's Signature Round Casserole, this Caramel Cayenne Popcorn is easy to make and the perfect movie night snack or after-dinner treat. 

Serves: 6 

Preparation time: 15 minutes  

Cooking time: 30 minutes 



  • 1 cup popcorn kernels 
  • 2 cups sugar 
  • ½ cup or 115g of butter⁣ 
  • ½ cup golden syrup⁣ 
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda\bicarbonate of soda⁣ 
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper 



  • Preheat the oven to 160°C and line a baking tray with baking paper. 
  • Place a Le Creuset Signature Round Casserole with some oil over medium heat. Add the corn kernels and mix to coat them in oil. Continue mixing until the first kernel pops.  
  • Next, cover with a lid and shake the casserole now and then until all the popcorn has popped. Lay the popcorn out in an even layer on the lined baking tray. 
  • Add the remaining ingredients for the caramel into the same casserole and slowly simmer for 5 minutes until the sugar has melted and turned golden in colour. Add the baking soda\bicarbonate of soda and whisk to incorporate.  
  • Pour the caramel over the popcorn evenly, and using a spatula, gently mix the to coat (be careful as the caramel will be extremely hot).  
  • Place in the oven for 20-30 minutes, mixing and checking every 5 minutes. 



     📸: @clairejoycooks⁣