Popcorn Walnut Delight

  • Yield: 8 servings
  • Prep: 25 mins
  • Cook: 45 mins


1tablespoon unsalted butter
3tablespoons canola oil
1/4cup light brown sugar
1/2teaspoon white balsamic vinegar or cider vinegar
1pinch baking soda
1/2teaspoon coarse sea salt
4cups popped corn
3/4cup walnut haves or pieces or a mixture


  1. Preheat an oven to 250F.
  2. Combine the butter, oil, sugar, vinegar, and baking soda in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring just until the butter has melted, approximately 3 minutes. If it starts to bubble, remove from heat to complete stirring.
  3. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Put the popped corn and the walnuts on and mix them. Drizzle the butter-sugar sauce all over and toss and turn well.
  4. Place in the oven and bake for 15 minutes. Remove and using a wooden spoon or spatula, turn several times. Return to the oven, and repeat the turning process two more times at 15 minute intervals. After one hour, remove the corn and turn several times. Let stand at room temperature to cool. When cool, store in plastic bags or containers and store in a cool dry place. It will stay fresh for up to 10 days.

Source: Joy of Cooking: 75th Anniversary edition, copyright 2006

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Glycemic Load 1.83
  • Calories 150
  • Fat 13g
  • Saturated Fat 2g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 6g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 4.5g
  • Cholesterol 5mg
  • Sodium 160mg
  • Potassium 60mg
  • Carbohydrate 9g
  • Fiber 1g
  • Sugars 5g
  • Protein 2g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Vitamin A 2%
  • Vitamin C 0%
  • Calcium 2%
  • Iron 2%