What’s sweet, crunchy and eaten by the handful? This Cookie Butter Popcorn recipe is the most amazing thing I’ve done all year.
Combine sugar and water in a saucepan over high heat. Whisk frequently until golden brown. Sugar will get foamy, then crystallize, then melt and turn golden.
Turn off heat, but do not remove pot from the burner. Quickly whisk in the cookie butter. (You don’t want to wait until the caramel is dark to do this. It will darken a bit as you are adding in the cookie butter. When you whisk in the cookie butter, there is a chance the whole mixture will seize. Don’t panic. It just means that the mixture cooled a bit, moving back to the crystallized stage.)
Turn high heat back on and whisk continuously until mixture is smooth and creamy. (If the mixture seized, you will melt it back into a nice caramel here. If it did not, then this stage is only a few seconds on high heat to get the cookie butter fully emulsified.)
Notes: Be very, very careful not to get hot sugar on yourself at any point. It will burn you immediately.