You are here: Home » Recipes » Caramel Almond Popcorn Caramel Almond Popcorn Recipe by Our Cookbook Collection Yield 4 servings Stovetop popcorn gets dressed up with caramel and almond for the holidays. PrintEmail 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. Ingredients 1/2 cup unsalted butter1 cup brown sugar1/4 cup light corn syrup1 tablespoon salt1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract1/4 teaspoon baking soda8 cups popped popcorn2 cups raw whole almonds Instructions 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. Reprinted with permission from Antonia Lofaso’s The Busy Mom’s Cookbook: 100 Quick, Delicious, Home-Cooked Meals (The Penguin Group, 2012).