I’ve never been a big candy or chocolate lover. I do however, crave salty more than sweet. With that said, I made this caramel corn for the upcoming holiday to satisfy my salty tooth. But even the chocolate addicts out there will like this Halloween treat – perfect to serve at your own party or bring over to a friend or neighbor.
1 1/2 to 2 bags pre-popped popcorn. *You don’t even have to pop your own popcorn (love that)
1 can almonds
1 cup butter (2 sticks)
1/2 cup light corn syrup
2 cups firmly packed light brown sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
HOW TO MAKE:
Step 1: Line 1 large, rimmed baking sheet with nonstick aluminum foil or parchment paper and set aside.
Step 2: Mix your popcorn and almonds together in a large bowl.
Step 3: Combine butter, corn syrup and brown sugar in a large heavy pan over medium-low heat, stirring often, until butter melts.
Step 4: Increase heat to medium and bring to a boil. Cook, without stirring, for the next 5-8 minutes
Step 5: Stir in salt, baking soda and vanilla extract (mixture will bubble)
Step 6: Quickly pour mixture over popcorn and almonds; toss gently to coat.
Step 7: Transfer popcorn mixture to prepared baking sheet.
Step 8: Bake at 250 degrees for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from oven; cool completely
Can store in airtight container for up to two weeks.
I served the popcorn in a black bucket from the 99 cent store with parchment paper.
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