Caramel Corn With A Difference

Okay, lots of television watching with the Olympics and then, of course, are the weekends. Well, a new treat is begging to be made. Here it is….

 

  • 12 cups of popped popcorn
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cups chopped pecans or pistachios
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup corn syrup
  • 2 tbsp. orange juice
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda

Preheat oven to 275 degrees. In a very large bowl mix together the popcorn, cranberries and nuts and set aside.

In a saucepan stir together the butter, brown sugar and corn syrup and cook until the butter has melted and the sugar has dissolved. Add the orange juice and bring to a boil for 2 minutes. Remove from heat.

Add the vanilla and baking soda (will fizz up) Now the fun begins.

Pour the liquid over the popcorn and stir to coat all the popcorn. Spread out onto a parchment covered baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes. Cool down and enjoy, enjoy, enjoy.

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