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Caramel Corn with Nuts

 Caramel Corn with Nuts
"This homemade caramel corn far surpasses the store-bought variety. Adding nuts makes it extra special. I like to double the recipe for gifting." Karen Scaglione, Nanuet, New York
13 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 45 min.

Ingredients

  • 10 cups popped popcorn
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup dark corn syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup mixed nuts

Directions

  • Place popcorn in a large bowl; set aside.
  • In a large heavy saucepan, combine brown sugar, butter, corn syrup
  • and salt. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until
  • mixture comes to a rolling boil. Cook and stir until candy
  • thermometer reads 238° (soft-ball stage). Remove from heat; stir
  • in baking soda (mixture will foam). Quickly pour over popcorn and
  • mix well; stir in nuts.
  • Transfer to two greased 13x9-in. baking pans. Bake at 200° 45
  • minutes, stirring once. Remove from pans and place on waxed paper to
  • cool. Break into clusters. Store in airtight containers. Yield:
  • 2-1/2 quarts.
Nutritional Facts: 3/4 cup equals 224 calories, 13 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 19 mg cholesterol, 260 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.