Game Day Bourbon-Glazed Caramel Corn Recipe

Game Day Bourbon-Glazed Caramel Corn Recipe
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Game Day Bourbon-Glazed Caramel Corn Recipe

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This is a grown-up version of a favorite kid's treat. The bourbon and ginger combination that is so good in cocktails now finds a home in a munchie that is perfect for game day snacking!—Sally Sibthorpe, Shelby Township, Michigan
MAKES:
20 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1 hour
MAKES:
20 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 6 quarts air-popped popcorn
  • 3 cups mixed nuts (pecan halves, unblanched almonds, hazelnuts and unsalted cashews)
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup dark corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup bourbon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

Directions

Place popcorn and nuts in a large bowl. In a large heavy saucepan, combine the brown sugar, butter, corn syrup, bourbon, salt and ginger. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally; cook and stir for 6 minutes.
Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla and baking soda (mixture will foam). Quickly pour over popcorn and mix well.
Transfer to two greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pans. Bake at 250° for 60 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes. Remove to waxed paper to cool completely. Store in airtight containers. Yield: 5 quarts.
Originally published as Game Day Bourbon-Glazed Caramel Corn in TasteofHome.com 2017

  • 6 quarts air-popped popcorn
  • 3 cups mixed nuts (pecan halves, unblanched almonds, hazelnuts and unsalted cashews)
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup dark corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup bourbon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  1. Place popcorn and nuts in a large bowl. In a large heavy saucepan, combine the brown sugar, butter, corn syrup, bourbon, salt and ginger. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally; cook and stir for 6 minutes.
  2. Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla and baking soda (mixture will foam). Quickly pour over popcorn and mix well.
  3. Transfer to two greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pans. Bake at 250° for 60 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes. Remove to waxed paper to cool completely. Store in airtight containers. Yield: 5 quarts.
Originally published as Game Day Bourbon-Glazed Caramel Corn in TasteofHome.com 2017

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