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Caramel Corn

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  • 55 min prep time
  • 1 hr 25 min total time
  • 8 ingredients
  • 6 servings
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A sweet crunchier version of an American favorite, perfect for picnics, nibbling on by a cozy fire or for gift-giving.

6
cups popped popcorn
1/2
cup toasted slivered almonds, if desired
3/4
cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2
cup butter
2
tablespoons water
2
tablespoons light corn syrup
1/8
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon baking soda

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 250°F. Spread popcorn in ungreased 15x10x1-inch baking pan. Sprinkle almonds over popcorn.
  • 2 In large saucepan, combine brown sugar, butter, water, corn syrup and salt; mix well. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Boil 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
  • 3 Remove saucepan from heat. Stir in baking soda until well mixed. Immediately pour mixture over popcorn and almonds; toss until coated.
  • 4 Bake at 250°F. for 15 minutes. Stir; bake an additional 15 minutes. Stir; bake 5 minutes. Immediately spread on foil or waxed paper. Cool 30 minutes before serving.

Expert Tips

Pecans or peanuts can be used in place of the almonds in this recipe.

Save prep time by using purchased popped popcorn.

Use a large saucepan to prepare the caramel; the baking soda will cause the mixture to foam up.

To toast almonds, spread on cookie sheet; bake at 350°F for 5 to 7 minutes or until golden brown, stirring occasionally.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cup
Calories
380
% Daily Value
Total Fat
23g
35%
Saturated Fat
11g
55%
Cholesterol
40mg
13%
Sodium
530mg
22%
Total Carbohydrate
40g
13%
Dietary Fiber
2g
8%
Protein
3g
3%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
8%
8%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1 1/2 Fruit; 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 4 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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