Caramel Corn with Peanuts

Sweet meets salty in this gift-worthy gourmet popcorn snack.

Serves: 10Prep: 10 minutesCook: 50 minutesTotal: 1 hourDifficulty: Easy


Serves: 10

Ingredients

  • 1 1⁄2 quarts (6 cups) Simple Truth Organic™ Popcorn, popped (start with ½ cup popcorn kernels)
  • 2 cups Simple Truth™ Roasted Peanuts
  • 8 tablespoons Simple Truth™ Unsalted Butter
  • 3⁄4 cup Simple Truth Organic™ Brown Sugar, packed
  • 1⁄2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon baking soda

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 250°F.
  • Place popcorn in a 13" x 9" glass baking dish. Sprinkle peanuts over top.
  • In a small, heavy saucepan, combine butter, sugar, corn syrup and salt over medium heat. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer, about 4 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Remove caramel from heat and stir in vanilla and baking soda. Pour caramel evenly over popcorn and peanuts.
  • Bake 45 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove popcorn from oven and transfer to a sheet of waxed paper to cool thoroughly. Store tightly covered for up to 2 days.