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Almond Caramel Corn

Almond Caramel Corn
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 1 hr 50 min
  • Servings 30

While it's delicious any time of the year, homemade almond and caramel corn are welcomed as a special gift or treat during the holidays. ...MORE+ LESS-

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

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  • 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 Facts

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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