Caramel Cashew Popcorn Recipe

If you love snacks that are sweet and salty, crunchy, and chewy, you have found the perfect recipe, My special Caramel Cashew Popcorn isn’t just popcorn, it’s like having a fancy snack you can enjoy during your movie time, snack breaks, or any time you want something extra yummy.

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This recipe is for people who want to make some delious snacks. during watching a movie with friends, or bringing a treat to share, My Caramel Cashew Popcorn is perfect so sweet and a little bit salty. The mix of rich caramel and buttery cashews makes it taste extra special and very delicious. What makes this recipe amazing is how it feels and tastes. The popcorn, covered in a yummy homemade caramel coat, is so crunchy. And when you add cashews, you will enjoy one of the yummy popcorn you have ever eaten.

Ingredients

To Make this Caramel Cashew Popcorn, gather the following ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup popcorn kernels
  • 1 cup cashews, toasted
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Kitchen Equipment

Before diving into making this Caramel Cashew Popcorn, ensure you have the following kitchen equipment ready:

  • Large mixing bowl
  • Saucepan
  • Baking sheet
  • Parchment paper
  • Wooden spoon
  • Candy thermometer

How To Make Caramel Cashew Popcorn

Pop the Popcorn

Make popcorn on the stove or use an air popper until it’s fluffy and no seeds are left.

Toast the Cashews

In a pan on the stove, cook the cashews until they smell yummy and turn golden brown. Let them cool down.

Prepare the Caramel

In a pot, melt butter, and add brown sugar, corn syrup, and a bit of salt. Stir a lot until it gets all bubbly and magical. Let it bubble for 4-5 minutes or until it’s at 235°F/113°C.

Add Baking Soda and Vanilla

Take the pot off the stove and quickly stir in a little baking soda and vanilla. Be careful, it’s like a sweet volcano!

Combine Popcorn and Cashews

Put the popped popcorn and tasty cashews in a big bowl. Pour the caramel on top, making sure everything gets covered. Mix it all together with a wooden spoon.

Bake and Cool

Spread your yummy mix on a tray and bake it for a little while. When it’s done, let it cool down. Now, Enjoy while you watch your favorite movie.

Tips

  • When you pour the caramel on the popcorn and cashews, take your time, so everything gets covered.
  • While your popcorn is baking, stir it every 15 minutes.
  • Let your popcorn cool down before you eat it. This makes the sweet part crunchy and even more yummy.
  • If you don’t have much time, you can use caramel sauce from the store and already-cooked cashews.

FAQ

Can I use popcorn from the microwave?

Sure! But popping your own popcorn is very enjoyable and tastes even better!

Can we make this for a party beforehand?

Yes! We can get everything ready, but we’ll put it in the oven just before the party to make it super fresh and tasty.

Can I use different nuts instead of cashews?

Of course! We can try almonds or pecans for a yummy twist.

How long will our popcorn stay yummy?

In a closed box, it stays fresh for about a week. But honestly, I recommend you eat some night or day and make another one for another occasion.

Can we put our popcorn in the freezer?

Hmm, not really. Freezing might change how it tastes. It’s best to eat it fresh and trust me, you won’t want to save any!

What’s the trick to making the caramel perfect?

Just be patient and stir a lot! The caramel needs some time to become sweet and perfect on our popcorn.

Can we add fun things to our popcorn?

Absolutely! We can sprinkle a bit of salt, add chocolate, or even colorful sprinkles.

Perfect Pairings

You can try this Caramel Cashew Popcorn with a vanilla milkshake. It tastes so good with it.

Caramel Cashew Popcorn

Caramel Cashew Popcorn

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Active Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Enjoy yummy Caramel Cashew Popcorn! A special snack with sweet and salty flavors. It's great for movie nights or anytime you want a fancy treat.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup popcorn kernels
  • 1 cup cashews, toasted
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Make popcorn on the stove or use an air popper until it's fluffy and no seeds are left.
  2. In a pan on the stove, cook the cashews until they smell yummy and turn golden brown. Let them cool down.
  3. In a pot, melt butter, and add brown sugar, corn syrup, and a bit of salt. Stir a lot until it gets all bubbly and magical. Let it bubble for 4-5 minutes or until it's at 235°F/113°C.
  4. Take the pot off the stove and quickly stir in a little baking soda and vanilla. Be careful, it's like a sweet volcano!
  5. Put the popped popcorn and tasty cashews in a big bowl. Pour the caramel on top, making sure everything gets covered. Mix it all together with a wooden spoon.
  6. Spread your yummy mix on a tray and bake it for a little while. When it's done, let it cool down. Now, Enjoy while you watch your favorite movie.

Notes

  • When you pour the caramel on the popcorn and cashews, take your time, so everything gets covered.
  • While your popcorn is baking, stir it every 15 minutes.
  • Let your popcorn cool down before you eat it. This makes the sweet part crunchy and even more yummy.
  • If you don't have much time, you can use caramel sauce from the store and already-cooked cashews.

Nutrition Information
Yield 8 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 433Total Fat 31gSaturated Fat 16gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 14gCholesterol 61mgSodium 303mgCarbohydrates 39gFiber 1gSugar 34gProtein 3g

Nutrition automatically generated.

The Final: Caramel Cashew Popcorn Recipe

So, there you have it, A perfect Caramel Cashew Popcorn, it’s a fantastic celebration of amazing flavors and textures that will make your movie time extra awesome! Share this cool recipe with your friends who love yummy Popcorn, and don’t forget to subscribe to my blog.

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