Nutted Popcorn

Nutted Popcorn
Evan Sklar

Serves 12
preparation
15
minutes
cooking
15
minutes

Ingredients

8
cups
popped popcorn
2
cups
pecan halves
1
cup
whole unblanched almonds
1/2
cup
pumpkin seeds
1
tablespoon
chili powder
1
teaspoon
cinnamon
1 1/2
cups
sugar
1
cup
light corn syrup
1/2
cup
butter
1
teaspoon
vanilla

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 250° F. Combine the popcorn, pecans, almonds, pumpkin seeds, chili powder, and cinnamon on 1 or 2 large baking sheets and place in the oven to warm through. 
  2. Meanwhile, combine the sugar, corn syrup, and butter in a medium saucepan and heat to boiling. Without stirring, cook over medium-high heat about 10 minutes or until the syrup turns a rich brown and a few drops of it form stiff threads in a cup of cold water. Stir in the vanilla.
  3. Remove baking sheet from oven and pour the syrup over the popcorn. Toss quickly with a spoon. Cool and break into pieces.
Jane Kirby and Kay Chun
November 2001

Nutritional Information

  • Per Serving
  • Calories 492
  • Calcium 54 mg
  • Carbohydrate 57 g
  • Cholesterol 20 mg
  • Fat 30 g
  • Fiber 4 g
  • Iron 2 mg
  • Protein 6 mg
  • Sat Fat 7 g
  • Sodium 42 mg
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101.