Sticky Dulce de Leche Popcorn

This Sticky Dulce de Leche Popcorn is a rich, buttery, and delicious snack or dessert. You won’t find this at the cinema!

Hello, everyone! First of all, thank you all for your congratulations on my birthday – I am touched. Also, thanks to all your sweet words about our pets. I have passed along all your comments, and they agreed that they’re super cute :) I also should apologize for almost a two-week break since my last post. I had planned a little break from blogging, but I didn’t expect it would take that long! Anyway, finally, I am here with this awesome Sticky Dulce de Leche Popcorn.

Are you on the sweet or salty&savoury side when it comes to popcorn? (If you like it at all, of course!)

Most of the time, I prefer my popcorn plain and just slightly salty. Occasionally, I love a savoury version when I add some dried herbs, smoked paprika, and so on. I cannot say I often crave for sweet popcorn, but I don’t mind some caramel popcorn, every now and then. When all this quarantine situation started, I decided I would be developing a dulce de leche dessert every weekend, So far, I have shared with you the recipes for these Dulce de Leche Rice Treats,
Dulce de Leche Madeleines, and this (must try!) Dulce de Leche French Toast Casserole. There are still a few other ideas to share, and today it’s the time to enjoy this Sticky Dulce de Leche Popcorn.

I must warn you: it;’s really sticky! Some kleenex will be needed (you might also consider a help of spoon) – not really a cinema version. But it’s totally perfect for your home movie night! If you have that wonderful flaky salt (sometimes you can find smoked), please do sprinkle – you won’t regret it! If you fancy something extra, melt some dark (70% or about) chocolate and drizzle over the popcorn.

All right, that’s enough for today. See you next week, my friends!

Sticky Dulce de Leche Popcorn

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  • 5-6 cups of freshly popped popcorn (5 cups for stickier version, 6 – for drier)
  • 100 gr. butter
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • a good pinch of salt
  • 2/3 to 1 cup dulce de leche


  1. In a medium saucepan melt the butter over medium heat, add the sugar and salt and cook 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Decrease the heat (to low medium). Add the dulce de leche and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 7 minutes, until sticky and thickened.
  3. Combine with popcorn and mix to coat.
  4. Place on a parchment-lined baking tray in a thin layer. If desired, sprinkle with flaked salt or drizzle with melted dark chocolate.
  5. Let it cool and set, for about an hour.
  6. Enjoy!

8 thoughts on “Sticky Dulce de Leche Popcorn

  1. This is next level popcorn. I like sweet and salty equally so the idea of adding some flaky salt over the top of this is screaming at me to make it now!!!

  2. If there was ever a popcorn creation that would make me dive right in, it’s this. Right here and now. Digging out my biggest spoon and wish I could jam it into the screen. Brilliant Ben. Brilliant.

  3. What a fun idea, Ben! This is kinda like caramel corn, but using dulce de leche instead. I’m a fan! And we can’t go out to the cinemas anyways right now, so staying home with a big bowl of this popcorn sounds pretty good to me!
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