Chocolate Caramel Popcorn

 Source: Chocolate Caramel Popcorn, Saskflax.com

Source: Chocolate Caramel Popcorn, Saskflax.com

Start movie night with this salty-sweet snack mix!

Ingredients

  • 20 cups (5 L) popped popcorn
  • 1 cup (250 mL) lightly packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup (175 mL) granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup (175 mL) butter
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) corn syrup
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) baking soda
  • 2 cups (500 mL) milk chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) whole toasted golden flaxseed
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) toasted slivered almonds

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 250°F (120°C). Spray two 9 x 13 inch (23 x 33 cm) baking pans with non-stick cooking spray. Divide the popcorn between the pans.
  2. In a medium saucepan, over medium heat, combine sugars, butter and corn syrup. Bring mixture to a full boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce temperature to medium low and continue cooking without stirring until a candy thermometer displays 234°F (112°C). Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla and baking soda.  Be careful when you do this, as the mixture will bubble vigorously. Pour the caramel mixture over the popcorn.
  3. Sprinkle chocolate chips, flaxseed and almonds over the popcorn.  Stir to coat the popcorn.
  4. Bake for 45 minutes, stirring the popcorn mixture every 15 minutes. Remove from oven and transfer the popcorn to wax paper. Cool completely.

Cooks Note:This can be stored in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

 

Nutritional Analysis

 
 

YIELD: 20 cups (5 L).

SERVING SIZE: 3/4 cup (175 mL). Each serving contains 1 tsp (5 mL) of flax.

Per Serving
Calories 406
Total Fat 20 g
Saturated Fat 10 g
Cholesterol 34 mg
Carbohydrates 56 g
Fiber 4 g
Sugars g
Protein 5 g
Sodium 174 mg
Potassium 234 mg