Cashew Popcorn Molasses Clusters

Cashew Popcorn Molasses Clusters
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Crisp toasted cashews and miniature pretzel twists join with popcorn in this sweet molasses-scented treat.
05 min
Prep Time
35 min
Total Time
12 cups

Ingredients

10 cups
popped popcorn
2 cups
tiny pretzel twists
1 (8.5-ounce) can (1 1/2 cups)
dry roasted or salted cashews
1/4 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter
1 cup
firmly packed brown sugar
3 tablespoons
light corn syrup
2 tablespoons
molasses
1/2 teaspoon
salt
1/2 teaspoon
baking soda

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 300°F. Combine popcorn, pretzel twists and cashews in roasting pan.
  2. Melt butter over low heat in 2-quart saucepan. Stir in brown sugar, corn syrup, molasses and salt. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, 4-5 minutes or until mixture comes to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook, without stirring, 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in soda until mixture foams and lightens in color.
  3. Pour over popcorn mixture; gently stir to coat. Bake 20 minutes, stirring halfway through baking time. Spread onto large piece of aluminum foil. Cool completely. Break into pieces. Store in container with tight-fitting lid.

Recipe Tips

Use conventionally popped, air-popped, or microwave popcorn in this recipe. Discard any unpopped kernels. If using popcorn that is already salted, reduce salt to 1/4 teaspoon.

Nutrition Facts (1 cup)

Calories
240
Cholesterol
10mg
Carbohydrates
38g
Protein
3g
Fat
10g
Sodium
450mg
Dietary Fiber
2g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

Rating

this recipe is delicious. I substituted honey roasted peanuts for the cashews. I will be making it for Christmas gifts. Next time I am going to double the molasses mixture so it is more candy like. YUMMY YUMMY

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