Caramel Corn with Cacao Nibs Recipe

Submitted By: Dan from Chicago.

  • 3 quarts popped popcorn
  • 2 cups cacao nibs
  • 2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • vegetable oil cooking spray
Preparation Instructions

Spray large shallow roasting pan with cooking spray. Add popcorn and nibs and place in preheated 250° F oven while preparing caramel.In heavy 2-quart saucepan, stir brown sugar, corn syrup, butter and salt. Stir constantly, bring to boil. Without stirring, boil 5 minutes. Remove from heat, stir in vanilla and baking soda (mixture will foam). Pour over warm corn and nibs and stir. Bake in 250° oven, stirring occasionally, for 1 hour. Remove from oven and spread on foil coated with cooking spray to cool. Break up with hands. Store in an airtight container.

Quick Shopping List

Cacao Nibs, Roasted
In a resealable plastic bag
8 ounce bulk bag
Madagascar "Bourbon Islands" Pure Single-Strength Vanilla Extract
Pure Extract
4 fluid oz.

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