Homemade Fiddle Faddle (Toffee Popcorn)

Bobbie Hewitt Recipe

By Bobbie Hewitt Rebeladytn

Makes about 4 quarts
No-Cook or Other

I love this waay more than the traditional caramel popcorn. It's easy enough to make for after school snacks and great for parties. I make it to keep around because it's soo good.

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3/4 c
granulated sugar
1/4 c
brown sugar
1/2 c
butter (1 stick)
1/2 c
corn syrup, light
1/2 c
1/2 tsp
1/2 tsp
1 1/3
bags of plain or natural flavored popcorn
1/2 c
roasted almonds or peanuts

Directions Step-By-Step

Combine sugar, butter, corn syrup, water and salt in a large saucepan over medium heat. You're going to bring the candy to the hard ball stage at 265-275 degrees. If you don't have a thermometer, it's okay. Drip the candy into a small glass of cold water. If the candy forms a very hard yet slightly pliable ball, there you go. Watch this mixture CLOSELY, so that it doesn't boil over.
While the candy cooks, pop both bags of popcorn and spread it (plus almonds if you choose) onto one large or two small cookie sheets. Put the popcorn in your oven set on it's lowest temp. (this keeps the popcorn hot so the candy will coat better).
When your candy has reached the hard ball stage, add the vanilla.
Pull the popcorn from the oven and, working quickly, pour the candy over the popcorn in thin streams. Mix the popcorn so that each kernel is coated with candy. Put the popcorn back into the oven for five more minutes, then stir once again. This will help coat each kernel. Repeat this step once more if necessary to get it all coated.
Pour popcorn onto a large sheet of wax paper to cool. Spread it out but be careful, it's HOT. When it's cooled, break it up and immediately put it into a tightly sealed container as it stales easily.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Sauces, Nuts, Popcorn
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American
Collection: Fab Fair Food!
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy

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Rhonda Schilling RhondaBetty
Feb 2, 2012
Had to try this recipe, and it is DELICIOUS!! No more buying expensive boxes of this treat at the store when I can make a better version at home! Thanks for sharing the recipe!
Kaye Dunn Dollmakervbar
Jan 22, 2015
I have a question. In the ingredients it calls for 1 1/3 bag of plain or natural flavored popcorn. In the instructions it says pop BOTH bags of popcorn. I need to know if it is 2 bags?? What size???
I want to make this today, it's grey and damp and calls for a snack of Fiddle Faddle..I have three large bags of popcorn ready to pop, and everything else ready..just need to know how much popcorn.
Kaye Dunn Dollmakervbar
Jan 22, 2015
P.S. One more thing. In the instructions it says nothing about removing the unpopped kernels..Probably should do this, you might break a tooth otherwise ;-)
Kaye Dunn Dollmakervbar
Jan 25, 2015
OK, I tried this and it IS yummy. I used two 3 1/2 ounce size bags of microwave theater butter popcorn. Too much popcorn!! My biggest problem was not having anything big enough to keep the corn warm and to stir it to coat with the candy coating. We like ours well coated, so next time I will make the full recipe of the candy and use only one bag of popcorn. I should be able to keep it warm and really coat every piece.
We love Fiddle Faddle and this recipe is as good or better than the expensive boxed kind.
Making more tomorrow :-)