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Chunky Caramel Popcorn

Chunky Caramel Popcorn

Caramel popcorn is all dressed up with nuts and drizzled with chocolate in this yummy snack recipe.

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20 min
Prep Time
1 hr 50 min
Total Time


Caramel Popcorn

12 cups popped popcorn

1 (9.75-ounce) can (2 cups) whole cashews

1 (5-ounce) bag (1 1/2 cups) pecan halves

1 cup firmly packed brown sugar

3/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter

1/2 cup light corn syrup

1 teaspoon baking soda


1 cup dark chocolate chips

1 1/2 teaspoons shortening

1/2 cup white baking chips

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 250°F.

  2. STEP 2

    Place popcorn, cashews and pecans in large roasting pan.

  3. STEP 3

    Combine brown sugar, butter and corn syrup in 2-quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat 7-8 minutes or until mixture comes to a boil. Continue boiling 2 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in baking soda.

  4. STEP 4

    Pour butter mixture over popcorn mixture in pan; stir well. Bake 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Remove from oven; place onto waxed paper or parchment paper. Cool completely. (Do not break into pieces.)

  5. STEP 5

    Place chocolate chips and 1 teaspoon shortening into resealable plastic food bag. Microwave 30-45 seconds; knead bag. Continue microwaving in 15-second intervals, kneading until smooth. Cut tiny corner from bag; drizzle melted chocolate over popcorn mixture. Repeat with white baking chips and remaining 1/2 teaspoon shortening, microwaving on Medium-High (70% power). Drizzle over popcorn mixture. Let stand 3-4 hours or until chocolate is set. Break popcorn mixture into pieces.

  6. STEP 6

    Store in container with tight-fitting lid or resealable plastic food bag.

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Tip #1

- Chocolate and white baking chips can be melted separately with shortening in a small bowl in microwave or in small saucepan over low heat until melted. Drizzle chocolate mixtures with fork or spoon.

Tip #2

Read more about this recipe on Recipe Buzz® Blog.

Nutrition (1 serving)

180 Calories
12 Fat (g)
10 Cholesterol (mg)
115 Sodium (mg)
18 Carbohydrates (g)
1 Dietary Fiber
2 Protein (g)
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