We’ve finally found a popcorn recipe that tops the buttery goodness we buy at movie theaters.

This caramel-buffalo creation was invented in the Bon Appétit test kitchen and received rave reviews from the staff, with one person saying, “I think this popcorn is maybe the best recipe Bon Appétit has ever created.”

With such high praise from the pros, how can you not want to try it for yourself?

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You will need:

  • ½ cup popcorn kernels
  • ¼ cup water
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup hot sauce
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
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