Practice English Speaking&Listening with: Kendra makes caramel popcorn for Halloween – On the go with EF #8

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Hi there. Welcome back to "On the go with EF"

You might have been here before, but I havent so, let me introduce myself.

My name is Kendra and Im joining the crew as the resident food nerd.

Having grown up in the U.S., both in California and Boston,

Ive been able to try food from many different cultures,

so I look forward to sharing some of those traditions with you.

Theres one holiday very specific to America thats coming up on October 31st: Halloween!

Im going to show you a really cool Halloween treat featuring a classic Halloween candy.

Caramel candy corn popcorn. You heard right. I like my Halloween poppin’.

The first step? Pop your popcorn.

Im doing mine on the stove, but the microwave works just as well.

So, now that our popcorn is all set, all we have to do is make the caramel sauce,

which is a sauce made of caramelized sugar.

For that, that well need 150 grams brown sugar, another 150 grams light syrup,

125 grams butter, about a half teaspoon baking soda, and another half teaspoon salt

and as much candy corn or other candy as you want.

So, lets get started!

So, caramel sauce...

First, in a pot, combine your butter, salt, syrup and brown sugar

and stir constantly until it starts to boil.

As soon as it starts boiling, stop stirring and let it sit for five minutes.

After that, remove it from the heat and stir in your baking soda.

You know its starting to boil when you see little bubbles popping up on top.

And stir...

Theres your caramel sauce!

Now, just pour your caramel on the popcorn.

Try to get as much covered as you can.

And then pop it into the oven at 125˚ Celcius for about 15 minutes.


Just stir the popcorn so all of the caramel touches every kernel.

Its nice and ooey, gooey and sticky... and hot, so be careful.

Then sprinkle on the candy corn while the caramel is still hot so it sticks.

Now let the popcorn cool down until it gets nice and crunchy

Mmmmmm. Now, this is a Halloween treat worth dressing up for.

As soon as the popcorn has cooled off, youll be able to break it apart, just like candy.

Do you celebrate Halloween in your country? If so, what was your best Halloween costume?

Comment below and Im going to send one of you a bag of Halloween candy, including candy corn.

And do come back next week because well be celebrating more Halloween!

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