Homemade Caramel Corn 'n Nuts

A friend of mine made this popcorn at Christmas time and I just got the recipe from her and made it this week (minus the nuts). I love this caramel corn because it doesn't break your teeth. The recipe actually comes from Land O Lakes.


Preparation time: 45 min Baking time: 45 min
Yield: 18 cups

cups popped popcorn
cups firmly packed brown sugar
cup LAND O LAKES® Butter
cup dark corn syrup
teaspoon salt
teaspoon baking soda
cup salted mixed nuts

Heat oven to 200°. Place popcorn in large ungreased roasting pan; set aside.

Combine brown sugar, butter, corn syrup and salt in 2-quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until mixture comes to a full boil (12 to 14 minutes). Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until candy thermometer reaches 238°F or small amount of mixture dropped into ice water forms a soft ball (4 to 6 minutes).

Remove from heat; stir in baking soda. Carefully (mixture will be hot)pour over popcorn; sprinkle nuts over caramel mixture. Stir until well coated.

Bake for 20 minutes; stir. Continue baking for 25 minutes. Remove from oven; immediately place caramel corn on waxed paper. Cool completely. Break into pieces. Store in container with tight-fitting lid.

Nutrition Facts (1/2 cup): Calories: 140, Fat: 7g, Cholesterol: 15mg, Sodium: 130mg, Carbohydrates: 19g, Dietary Fiber: 0g, Protein: 1g


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