Gourmet Popcorn Recipes

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Cajun Popcorn

1/2 cup Unpopped popcorn
1 cup Light brown sugar packed
1/2 cup Light corn syrup
1/2 cup Butter
1/4 cup Butterscotch chips
1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon Baking soda
1/4 teaspoon Salt
2 cups Walnuts toasted
Heat oven to 250. Grease 14×10″ roasting pan. Pop the popcorn. Put nuts and popcorn in a very large bowl. Bring brown sugar, corn syrup and butter to boil, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Reduce heat and cook for 5 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in butterscotch chips, vanilla, baking soda and salt until blended and smooth. Working quickly and using two wooden spoons pour syrup over popcorn and nuts, stir to coat thoroughly. Pour mixture into pan; bake 45 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from oven, cool mixture in pan about 15 minutes. Turn mixture out of pan onto foil to cool completely. Break popcorn into smaller pieces; store in airtight containers in cool dry place up to 2 weeks. Makes about 4 quarts.

Bacon Cheese Popcorn

8 cups Popped popcorn — *
1/2 cup Sugar
1/2 cup Tang — powdered orange drink
1/3 cup Light corn syrup
1/3 cup Water
1/4 cup Butter
1/2 teaspoon Orange extract
1 teaspoon Baking soda
* 2 tbls of unpopped popcorn makes 4 cups (or 1 ounce) popped popcorn.
Place popcorn in a large buttered baking pan. In separate pan, combine sugar, drink mix, syrup, water and butter. Stir over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Cook until mixture reaches 250~ on a candy thermometer, stirring frequently. Remove from heat and stir in orange extract and baking soda. Pour over popcorn, mixing well. Bake for 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Allow to cool completely.


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