Oooey-Gooey Popcorn Pull
Popped corn, dried cranberries and cashews coated with an irresistible maple syrup coating
Hands On:45 | Total: 60 | Makes: 16 servings (about 1 cup each)
2 bags (2.9 oz each) Orville Redenbacher's® Gourmet® Microwave Popcorn
1-1/2 cups salted cashews (1-1/2 cups = 8 oz)
1 pkg (6 oz each) dried cranberries (1 pkg = 1-1/4 cups)
2 cups maple-flavored pancake syrup
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
1/4 cup Fleischmann's® Original-stick (1/4 cup = 1/2 stick)
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- Prepare popcorn according to package directions. Remove all unpopped kernels. Place popped corn in 6-quart bowl. Add cashews and cranberries; mix lightly. Set aside. Cover large shallow baking pan with parchment paper; set aside.
- Mix syrup and vinegar in deep saucepan until well blended. (Saucepan must be deep to prevent syrup from boiling over edge.) Bring to a boil over high heat. Continue boiling until temperature on candy thermometer reaches 250°F, or until a small amount of mixture dropped into very cold water forms a firm ball that does not flatten when removed from water (about 15 to 20 minutes total). Remove from heat. Blend in Fleischmann's and vanilla.
- Drizzle immediately over popcorn mixture. Carefully toss with spatulas until popcorn mixture is coated evenly. Spread onto baking pan; cool before serving. Store leftovers in tightly sealed container.
16 servings (about 1 cup each) Calories 257; Total Fat 11 g(Saturated Fat 3 g); Cholesterol 0 mg; Sodium 159 mg;
Carbohydrate 41 g; (Dietary Fiber 2 g, Sugars 16 g); Protein 3 g;
Percent Daily Values*: Vitamin A 2%; Vitamin C 0%; Calcium 1%; Iron 5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Variation - Popcorn Bars: Grease 13x9-inch baking pan with additional Fleischmann's. Toss popcorn mixture with hot syrup mixture as directed; press firmly into prepared pan with spatula or back of spoon. Cool completely. Cut into 16 bars to serve.
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