Cashew Popcorn Molasses Clusters
Cashew Popcorn Molasses Clusters Image

Cashew Popcorn Molasses Clusters

Crisp toasted cashews and miniature pretzel twists join with popcorn in this sweet molasses-scented treat.

12
cups
5 min
PREP TIME
35 min
TOTAL TIME

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

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 300°F.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine popcorn, pretzel twists and cashews in roasting pan.

  3. STEP 3

    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.

  4. STEP 4

    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.

Tip #1

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

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

Reviews

Explore reviews from
our online community

  October 25, 2009

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

— says Christina
Helpful?
Tried this recipe? Instagram it!
And don't forget to tag us @landolakesktchn.

More Recipes To Make

  • Popcorn Snack Recipes
     

    Popcorn Snack Recipes

    Fresh-popped popcorn is delicious with just butter and salt — and it’s even better made into these crunchy snacks, from sweet to spicy.

    See Recipes

Featured In

Recipe Image  

COLLECTION

Popcorn Snack Recipes

Fresh-popped popcorn is delicious with just butter and salt — and it’s even better made into these crunchy snacks, from sweet to spicy.

See Recipes
loadingImage