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Cranberry Popcorn Deluxe

 Cranberry Popcorn Deluxe
I created this recipe when I needed a festive treat for the holidays. Everyone finds the combination of popcorn, fruit and nuts irresistible! —Carolyn Sykora, Bloomer, Wisconsin
16 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 8 cups air-popped popcorn
  • 3/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds
  • 1/4 cup pecan halves
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract

Directions

  • In a shallow roasting pan, combine the popcorn, cranberries, almonds
  • and pecans.
  • In a small saucepan, combine the honey, butter and syrup. Cook and
  • stir over medium heat until butter is melted. Remove from the heat;
  • stir in extract. Drizzle over popcorn mixture and toss to coat.
  • Bake at 325° for 15 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes. Cool on a
  • wire rack, stirring occasionally. Store in an airtight container.
  • Yield: 8 cups.
Nutritional Facts: 1/2 cup equals 96 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 6 mg cholesterol, 16 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.