Caramel Almond Popcorn

Author: Canadian Living

This old-time favourite is the ideal gift for adults and children alike. Place the popcorn in a glass jar or clear cellophane bag tied with a festive ribbon and sprig of holly for a sensationally crunchy gift. You'll need one bag of microwave popcorn or 1/2 cup (125 mL) unpopped kernels to make the amount called for.

  • Portion size 3 servings

Ingredients

  • 10 cups Warm freshly popped popcorn
  • 2 cups whole unblanched almonds
  • 1 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda

Method

Grease large rimmed baking sheet; mix warm popcorn with almonds on sheet. Set aside.

In saucepan, whisk together sugar, butter and corn syrup over medium-low heat until sugar dissolves. Increase heat to high; boil, without stirring, until candy thermometer registers hard-ball stage of 255°F (124°C), or 1/2 tsp (2 mL) syrup dropped into very cold water forms rigid ball that is still a little pliable, about 4 minutes. Remove pan from heat. Stir in vanilla and baking soda.

Gradually pour over popcorn mixture, stirring gently until combined. Let cool completely. (Make-ahead: Store in airtight container for up to 1 week.)

Nutritional facts <b>Per 1 cup (250 mL):</b> about

  • Sodium 43 mg
  • Protein 6 g
  • Calories 337.0
  • Total fat 20 g
  • Cholesterol 21 mg
  • Saturated fat 6 g
  • Total carbohydrate 37 g

%RDI

  • Iron 11.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 7.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 8.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 7.0
  • Vitamin C 0.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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