Welcome to Di Olivas Online!

SPICY BALSAMIC CARAMEL CORN.... from the kitchen of Maury H

SPICY BALSAMIC CARAMEL CORN.... from the kitchen of Maury H

2 bags plain microwave popcorn, popped or 1 1/2 c regular popcorn popped in oil, kernels removed
2 sticks unsalted butter
1 1/2 c packed light brown sugar
1 tsp Vanilla Bean Sea Salt
1/3 c Di Olivas Dark Chocolate Balsamic Vinegar or Di Olivas Vanilla Balsamic Vinegar
1/4 c dark corn syrup
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 c chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 200 deg F In a large saucepan melt butter & stir in brown sugar, salt, vinegar & corn syrup. Bring to a boil, stirring till well blended. Stir in cayenne pepper then add baking soda (will foam up). Place popcorn in a large bowl and pour balsamic mixture over, stirring to coat. Stir in pecans. Spread 1" thick into 2 9x13 baking pans or cookie sheets. Cook for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Finish with sea salt to taste. Dry on waxed paper