Caramel Popcorn and Nuts

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  • 3-4 cups popcorn (ether natural or lightly salted flavour)
  • 1/2 cup cups cashew nuts, lightly toasted
  • 1/2 cup cup peanuts, ligthly toasted
  • 125g butter
  • 3/4 cup caster sugar


Combine popcorn, cashew nuts and peanuts in a baking paper lined roasting dish.

Place butter and caster sugar in a saucepan and stir over a gentle heat until sugar dissolves and mixture comes to the boil.  Boil for 5-7 minutes without stirring until the mixture changes colour - it will go a light amber colour.  Gently swirl the pan to get an even colour.  Pour the caramel over the popcorn and nuts, trying to get an even coverage.
Allow to cool to warm and then serve.   These can also be served cold and can be made a day in advance and stored in an airtight container.

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4 thoughts on “Caramel Popcorn and Nuts

  1. On the radio a couple of weeks ago you had a popcorn recipe with spices – I can’t find it on website (Christmas party nibbles)

  2. tried this tonight with a movie – caramel didn’t stick as well to the nuts as it did the popcorn, but it was incredibly yummy. Not an everyday kind of snack.