Caramel Corn

A sweet crunchier version of an American favorite, perfect for picnics, nibbling on by a cozy fire or for gift-giving.

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  • prep time 55 min
  • total time 1 hr 25 min
  • ingredients 8
  • servings 6
 

Ingredients

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

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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.
  • 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

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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.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cup
Calories
380
(
Calories from Fat
210),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
23g
23%
(Saturated Fat
11g,
11%
),
Cholesterol
40mg
40%;
Sodium
530mg
530%;
Total Carbohydrate
40g
40%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
30g
30%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
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.