Caramel Almond Popcorn
- Yield 4 servings
Stovetop popcorn gets dressed up with caramel and almond for the holidays.
Microwave popcorn has convinced us that cooking fresh popcorn is hard or time-consuming. It’s not. You can do it on the stovetop, and it only takes a little oil and a few minutes.
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup light corn syrup
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 8 cups popped popcorn
- 2 cups raw whole almonds
- Combine the butter, sugar, corn syrup, and salt in a medium saucepot. On medium heat, bring the mixture to a boil, and let it boil for 2 to 3 minutes without stirring any more.
- Once the caramel has thickened, remove it from the heat and stir in the vanilla and baking soda.
- Spread the popcorn in a large baking dish. Pour the caramel over the popcorn, using a spoon to toss the popcorn and almonds around and make sure they’re all coated. As the caramel cools, stir a few more times to keep the caramel from sinking to the bottom of the dish.