Thursday, November 14, 2013

Salted Caramel Cashew Popcorn

Jill is always looking for a new popcorn recipe. Her treats are a hot item at holiday boutiques--they sell fast. Tasty treats and festive packaging, a perfect combo. She wanted a Salted Carmel Cashew Popcorn recipe. She checked out several recipes that all had good qualities but the winner was actually a mistake. And she liked it, I like it and I think you will like it too!

It starts out with1/2 cup of air popped pop corn. We like to use Mushroom Gourmet Popping Corn from Just Poppin. Heat your hot air popper for a least a minute. Quickly turn unit off, add popcorn and turn back on. It will give you 12 cups of beautiful popcorn. Make sure you shake the popcorn and get all the un-popped kernels out. You don't want to break a tooth.

Salted Carmel Cashew Popcorn
1 1/2 cups cashews, halves and pieces
12 cups mushroom popcorn
1 cup butter
2 cups brown sugar (14 ounces)
1/2 cup light corn syrup
2 teaspoons sea salt
Heat your oven to 250. Spray a large roasting pan or cookie sheet with Pam.
Mix together the popcorn and cashews in a very large bowl
In a medium size heavy saucepan melt the butter, brown sugar, Karo and salt. Stir continually on medium heat until mixture comes to a good boil. Lower heat and let caramel boil gently for 5 minutes without stirring. Immediately pour hot caramel over pop corn and cashews, stir, stir, stir. Spread on cookie sheet or roasting pan. Bake at 250 for 30 minutes stirring every 10 minutes. Quickly dump caramel corn on a kitchen surface that has been covered with parchment paper and sprayed with Pam. Spread popcorn.

 Let it cool and dry and then get it in bags quickly. It is so yummy--one (with as little will power as I) must give it away quickly. It will make someone very happy! Put it in a cute tin or a cello bag, tie with a ribbon and make someones day.
Thanks Jill, this recipe will be put to good use!

You may also like:
One year ago-------Pepper Jelly another great Christmas gift.
Two years ago------Pumpkin Muffins with White Chocolate Chips
Three years ago----Candise's Cherry Comfort Bars
Four years ago------Baked Potato Soup--a family favorite.


Nedra said...

Oh wow. I think I'm in trouble. Love cashews much more than peanuts, and this looks like a perfect combination.

Gloria @ Simply Gloria said...

I love holiday boutiques...they have such special treats at them. And, this is something that is a for sure special treat. Love popcorn...and this is purely some amazing looking popcorn! (=

Unknown said...

Oh my! Cashews are my favorite. I would probably eat it all myself!

Unknown said...

wow! that looks delicious!

Candise said...

Unfortunately I made this. It is the BEST popcorn I have ever had and I don't know how long I will be able to resist making another batch. Thanks for the great recipe!

Winnie said...

This is looking sooooooooooooooo GOOD
I love cashews but this is quite new to me, I definitely need to try it

Unknown said...

You've listed my top three favorite ingredients: caramel, cashew, popcorn. I can't wait to try it! Thanks for sharing via Yesterfood link party!