Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Spicy Caramel Corn

3 tbs canola oil
1/2 C popcorn kernels
2 C peanuts
1.5 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp cayenne pepper
3 C sugar
3 tbs butter
1.5 tbs sea salt
1/2 C water

  1. heat oil over medium heat in large saucepan
  2. add kernels to pan and cover. move saucepan around for ~5 minutes until all kernels have popped.
  3. Add popcorn and peanuts to greased mixing bowl.
  4. Mix together baking soda and cayenne pepper in small bowl.
  5. Grease a large baking sheet.
  6. Mix sugar, butter, salt and water to saucepan over high heat. Cook for 12 minutes.
  7. Remove from stove and mix in baking soda / cayenne mixture.
  8. Pour immediately over popcorn in mixing bowl.
  9. Use spatulas to quickly toss caramel and popcorn together until popcorn is completely coated.
  10. Spread popcorn onto baking sheet and separate into small pieces. Cool for 15 minutes.
  11. Enjoy!

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