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Almond Caramel Corn

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  • 20 min prep time
  • 1 hr 50 min total time
  • 7 ingredients
  • 30 servings
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Caramel provides a delicious topping to this baked almond and popcorn dish - perfect snacks for any occasion.

Ingredients

12
cups popped popcorn
3
cups unblanched whole almonds
1
cup packed brown sugar
1/2
cup butter or margarine
1/4
cup light corn syrup
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon baking soda

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 200º. Place popcorn and almonds in very large roasting pan or divide popcorn mixture between 2 ungreased rectangular pans, 13x9x2 inches.
  • 2 Heat brown sugar, butter, corn syrup and salt in 2-quart saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until bubbly around edges. Continue cooking 5 minutes without stirring; remove from heat. Stir in baking soda until foamy.
  • 3 Pour sugar mixture over popcorn; toss until evenly coated. Bake 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Spread on aluminum foil or cooking parchment paper. Cool completely, about 30 minutes. Store tightly covered.
  • 1 Heat oven to 200º. Place popcorn and almonds in very large roasting pan or divide popcorn mixture between 2 ungreased rectangular pans, 13x9x2 inches.
  • 2 Heat brown sugar, butter, corn syrup and salt in 2-quart saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until bubbly around edges. Continue cooking 5 minutes without stirring; remove from heat. Stir in baking soda until foamy.
  • 3 Pour sugar mixture over popcorn; toss until evenly coated. Bake 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Spread on aluminum foil or cooking parchment paper. Cool completely, about 30 minutes. Store tightly covered.

Expert Tips

For Oven Caramel Corn, increase popcorn to 15 cups and omit the almonds.

You can use pecan or walnut halves instead of the almonds.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1/2 Cup
Calories
170
Calories from Fat
110
% Daily Value
Total Fat
12g
Saturated Fat
3g
Cholesterol
10mg
Sodium
90mg
Total Carbohydrate
15g
Dietary Fiber
2g
Protein
3g
% Daily Value*:
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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