Toffee Nut Popcorn

Difficulty: Easy- Medium

Serves 4

It’s a public holiday in Newcastle today because of the Newcastle Regional Show. To be honest, I don’t know anybody who is going and I am unsure as to why I get the day of work for it. I’m not going to argue though, a 3 day weekend means I have plenty of time to finally unpack my boxes from moving and of course cook!

As most carnival treats are laden with animal products, I decided to make my own Toffee Nut Popcorn. Popcorn is a fun snack that you can easy adapt to make new and exciting flavours, something I intend on doing and posting on here!


  • 5 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup popcorn kernels
  • 1/2 cup Nuttelex
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons golden syrup
  • 1/3 cup granulated nuts


  1. In a large saucepan, heat the vegetable oil.
  2. Add the popcorn in a single layer and cover, occasionally shaking the saucepan.
  3. Once the popping begins to slow down, remove from the heat.
  4. In a smaller saucepan, bring the Nuttelex, brown sugar and golden syrup to the boil.
  5. When it starts to bubble, turn down the heat until it starts to thicken.
  6. In a large bowl, combine the popcorn and toffee mixture.
  7. Pour in the nuts and mix well.
  8. Continue to mix the popcorn as it cools so it doesn’t stick together.
  9. Serve when it has cooled down and popcorn is crunchy.


  • Nina Herbert

    This reminds me of Lolly Gobble Bliss Bombs, from when I was little. Only better! 🙂
    I am definitely going to make this as a treat for the children.
    Thanks for the post and inspiration.