Game-Day Bourbon-Glazed Caramel CornThis is a grown-up version of a favorite kids treat. The bourbon and ginger combination…
Game-Day Bourbon-Glazed Caramel Corn
6 quarts air-popped popcorn 3 cups mixed nuts (pecan halves, unblanched almonds, hazelnuts and unsalted cashews) 2 cups packed brown sugar 1 cup butter, cubed 1/2 cup dark corn syrup 1/2 cup bourbon 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
Place popcorn and nuts in a large bowl.
In a large heavy saucepan, combine the brown sugar, butter, corn syrup, bourbon, salt and ginger.
Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally; cook and stir for 6 minutes.
Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla and baking soda (mixture will foam).
Quickly pour over popcorn and mix well.
Transfer to 2 greased 15x10x1-in.
Bake at 250° for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes.
Remove to waxed paper to cool completely.
Store in airtight containers.
Nutrition Facts 1 cup:
- 514 calories, 38g fat (8g saturated fat), 24mg cholesterol, 244mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (30g sugars, 5g fiber), 7g protein.