Sunday, January 4, 2015

Cinnamon Glazed Popcorn Mix


Serves 6
Recipe from http://www.100daysofrealfood.com
Husband-Tested in Alice's Kitchen

Plan a special movie night, invite your favorite people over and make this special and delicious treat for snacking while the film plays.  You can make this in advance and so you’ll have time to enjoy the party too. 

4 cups plain popcorn (about ¼ cup of kernels) 

¾ cup raw unsalted cashews
3 Tablespoons butter
2 Tablespoons honey
½ teaspoon dried cinnamon
¼ teaspoon ground ginger
¼ teaspoon salt
Parchment paper recommended for baking

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
In a small pot over low heat melt the butter and honey together. Mix in the cinnamon, ginger, and salt.
Put the cashews in an extra large mixing bowl. Coat them with about a tablespoon of the butter/honey mixture.
Spread the coated nuts onto a baking sheet covered with parchment paper and bake for 6 minutes.
Meanwhile, in the same large bowl evenly coat the plain popcorn - minus any unpopped kernels - with the remaining butter/honey mixture.
After the cashews have been in the oven for 6 minutes, take out the tray, add the popcorn to it, and mix it all up together. Stick the tray back in the oven and set the timer for 4 minutes.
After 4 minutes open the oven and stir or shake the mixture around on the baking sheet. Set the timer for 2 more minutes.
Once again open the oven and stir/shake the mixture so there are no hot spots that could get burnt. Set the timer for 1 more minute at which point the mixture will once again need to be checked/stirred.
Repeat the process of checking/stirring the popcorn mixture every minute then take it out of the oven once it turns a dark brown. (It can burn easily toward the end!)

The popcorn and nuts will be slightly wet right out of the oven, but will harden as they cool.

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