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Cranberry Popcorn Deluxe

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling

Makes

8 cups

I created this recipe when I needed a festive treat for the holidays. Everyone finds the combination of popcorn, fruit and nuts irresistible! —Carolyn Sykora, Bloomer, Wisconsin

Ingredients

  • 8 cups air-popped popcorn
  • 3/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds
  • 1/4 cup pecan halves
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract

Directions

  1. In a shallow roasting pan, combine the popcorn, cranberries, almonds and pecans.
  2. In a small saucepan, combine the honey, butter and syrup. Cook and stir over medium heat until butter is melted. Remove from the heat; stir in extract. Drizzle over popcorn mixture and toss to coat.
  3. Bake at 325° for 15 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes. Cool on a wire rack, stirring occasionally. Store in an airtight container.

Nutrition Facts

1/2 cup: 96 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 6mg cholesterol, 16mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.

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