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Vanilla Popped Nut Crunch

Spice Islands®

Vanilla Popped Nut Crunch


  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes

About 10 cups


3 quarts popped popcorn

1-1/3 cups whole pecans, toasted

2/3 cup slivered almonds, toasted

1 cup butter OR margarine

1-1/2 cups sugar

1/2 cup Karo® Light Corn Syrup

2-1/2 teaspoons Spice Islands® Pure Vanilla Extract


Mix popcorn and nuts in a large bowl that has been sprayed with cooking spray.

Melt butter in a medium saucepan; add sugar and corn syrup.  Bring to a full rolling boil over medium heat, about 5 minutes, stirring constantly.  Continue to boil, stirring occasionally for 8 to 9 minutes until sauce is caramel colored.  Or bring to 270°F on a candy thermometer.  Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.

Pour over popcorn mixture; stir well to coat.  Pour onto greased baking sheet or parchment paper.  Cool.  Break into bite sized pieces.  Store in a closed container.

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