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Chunky Caramel Popcorn

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Chunky caramel popcorn full of nuts and drizzled with chocolate.

Recipe Prep Time
Prep Time
20 min
Recipe Cook Time
Cook Time
Recipe Ready Time
Ready In
4 hr 20 min
Recipe Servings



12 cups popped popcorn

1 (9.75-ounce) can (2 cups) whole cashews

1 (5-ounce) bag (1 1/2 cups) pecan halves

1 cup firmly packed brown sugar

3/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter

1/2 cup light corn syrup

1 teaspoon baking soda


1 cup dark chocolate chips

1 1/2 teaspoons shortening

1/2 cup white baking chips


Heat oven to 250°F. Place popcorn, cashews and pecans in large roasting pan. 

Combine brown sugar, butter and corn syrup in 2-quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat 7-8 minutes or until mixture comes to a boil. Continue boiling 2 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in baking soda. 

Pour butter mixture over popcorn mixture in pan; stir well. Bake 60 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes. Remove from oven; place onto waxed paper or parchment paper. Cool completely. (Do Not Break Into Pieces.) 

Place chocolate chips and 1 teaspoon shortening into resealable plastic food bag. Microwave 30-45 seconds; knead bag. Continue microwaving at 15 second intervals, kneading until smooth. Cut tiny corner from bag; drizzle melted chocolate over popcorn mixture.

Repeat with white baking chips and remaining 1/2 teaspoon shortening, microwaving on MEDIUM-HIGH (70% power). Drizzle over popcorn mixture.

Let stand 3-4 hours or until chocolate is set. Break popcorn mixture into pieces. 

Store in container with tight-fitting lid or resealable plastic food bag.


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