Ultimate Caramel Chocolate Popcorn

Total Time:
1 hr, 25 mins
Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
1 hr
5 servings
Dish Size:
Serving Bowl
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October 29, 2015


  • 18 cups air-popped popcorn
  • 1 can (15 ounces) mixed nuts
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cups dark chocolate, milk chocolate, and/or white baking chips
  • 3 teaspoons shortening


  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Place popcorn and nuts in a greased roasting pan; set aside. In a large heavy saucepan, combine brown sugar, corn syrup, butter and salt. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook and stir 5 minutes. 
  2. Remove from heat; stir in baking soda (mixture will foam). Quickly pour over the popcorn and mix well. 
  3. Transfer to two greased 15 x 10 x 1-in. baking pans. Bake 1 hour or until dry, stirring every 15 minutes. In a microwave, melt each chocolate separately, adding 1 teaspoon of shortening to each 1/2 cup of chips; stir until smooth. Drizzle over popcorn mixture; let stand until set.
  4. Break into clusters. Store in an airtight container. For gift giving, place mix in assorted temp-tations® serving bowls. 

This recipe is from my Taste of Home: temp-tations Holiday Cookbook!

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