Caramel Cashew Popcorn

Warning! This caramel cashew popcorn is totally addictive! Popcorn mixed with cashews gets an extra crunch from a sweet caramel glaze. Great for movie night, slumber parties or those midnight munchies!

Caramel Cashew Popcorn | 2 Cookin Mamas Warning! This caramel cashew popcorn is totally addictive! Popcorn mixed with cashews gets an extra crunch from a sweet caramel glaze. Great for movie night, slumber parties or those midnight munchies! #popcorn #cashews #caramel #snack #recipe #movienight #homemade

Friday nights were always movie nights at our house and, when you’re watching a movie, popcorn has got to be in the picture. Everyone loves my homemade Pumpkin Caramel Popcorn during the fall but this Caramel Cashew Popcorn is definitely everyone’s favorite.  It’s super delicious and totally addictive and I made it just in time for National Popcorn Day on Saturday.

Caramel Cashew Popcorn spilling out

Just a few simple steps to make this addictive Caramel Cashew Popcorn.

Caramel Cashew Popcorn steps

  1. Pop your popcorn or purchase a large bag (about 9 cups) from your local supermarket.
  2. Place in a large bowl and add cashews.
  3. In a medium saucepan, combine brown sugar, butter, salt and water. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly.
  4. Pour over popcorn-nut mixture and stir to coat well.

Caramel Cashew Popcorn ready to bake

  1. Place on 2 cookie sheets, making sure to spread in one single layer. Bake for 20 minutes, stir, then bake 20 minutes more.

Caramel Cashew Popcorn baked closeup

  1. Remove from oven, spread on waxed paper and let cool.

Caramel Cashew Popcorn not sticky

This caramel popcorn comes out super crunchy and not at all sticky. It’s great for movie nights, kids’ slumber parties or for snacking on long car trips. In fact, my husband and I took it with us on our trip to see the kids at Christmas, just in case we got the munchies (which we always do), and my husband thought it was so good that he wondered why I hadn’t brought more with me. lol Like we needed it!

Caramel Cashew Popcorn in bowl tall

Come to think of it, this would make a great snack for this weekends football playoffs too. I can picture us now, popcorn in hand with a brewski (him) and ice cold margarita (me) while cheering on our favorite team.

Enjoy!

5 from 2 votes
Caramel Cashew Popcorn square 1
Caramel Cashew Popcorn
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
50 mins
 

Warning! This caramel cashew popcorn is totally addictive! Popcorn mixed with cashews gets an extra crunch from a sweet caramel glaze. Great for movie night, slumber parties or those midnight munchies!

Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keywords: caramel, cashews, flavored popcorn, popcorn, recipe, snack
Servings: 8 -10 servings
Calories: 393 kcal
Author: Linda Warren
Ingredients
  • 10 cups popped popcorn
  • 1 1/2 cups cashews coarsely chopped (I buy the halves & pieces)
  • 1 cup light brown sugar packed
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 cup water
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Spray 2 large rimmed cookie sheets with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Pop popcorn or purchase already popped. I found mine, at a great price, at my grocery store deli. Pour into a large bowl and add nuts.
  3. Mix brown sugar, butter, salt and water in a small saucepan. Place over medium heat and bring to a boil while stirring constantly. Pour over popcorn-nut mixture and stir to coat well.
  4. Spread out on prepared cookie sheets. Bake for 20 minutes, mix well, then bake for another 20 minutes. Remove from oven and place on wax paper to cool.
  5. Store in an airtight container.
Nutrition Facts
Caramel Cashew Popcorn
Amount Per Serving
Calories 393 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 22g 34%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 30mg 10%
Sodium 173mg 7%
Potassium 241mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 44g 15%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 28g
Protein 6g 12%
Vitamin A 7.6%
Vitamin C 0.1%
Calcium 3.5%
Iron 12.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

This post has been updated. It was first published on January 19, 2015.

 

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Warning! This caramel cashew popcorn is totally addictive! Popcorn mixed with cashews gets an extra crunch from a sweet caramel glaze. Great for movie night, slumber parties or those midnight munchies! #popcorn #cashews #caramel #snack #recipe #movienight #homemade

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    01/26/2015 at 6:28 am

    […] Caramel Cashew Popcorn […]

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    Taryn
    01/18/2019 at 10:19 am

    Yum! This is addictive. I could eat the whole batch! lol.

  • Reply
    Jennifer Farley
    01/18/2019 at 10:52 am

    My new favorite treat!

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